I recently got to take photographs of some of Irelands most intriguing wildlife, at the Irish Photography Hides purpose built hide at the bottom of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in County Laois.
From the iconic native Red Squirrel to the elusive Eurasian Jay, the Irish Photography Woodland Hides that Richard built provides incredible wildlife encounters and photography opportunities. Perfectly situated in a quiet corner of farmland adjoining to the local forestry in the mountains.
The hide looks out onto a Wonderful woodland scene, with natural looking perches on display and hidden feeding stations. The wildlife I got to photograph on the day was,
Red Squirrel, Eurasian Jay, Yellowhammer, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Dunnock, blackbird, Robin, Cock and Hen Pheasant to name just a few.
I would highly recommend a visit to Richards hide even if you’re not into photography, just to see the amazing wildlife itself. I didn’t get to see the European Pine Marten on the day I visited, but I now have an excuse to revisit again next month!!
Below are some of the images I captured on my visit to the hide. I hope to edit some more of my images in the next few weeks and I will update the gallery.