Knot Spectacular & Night Owls

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This is an exciting one day photo safari to coincide with the spectacular spring tide roost of Knot on the Wash at Snettisham, a World class spectacle and the day includes our exciting night owls shoot.

We will make a very early start today with a 5.30 am start from Holt for the 40 minute drive to Snettisham, then make the approximately 1.5 mile walk out to the Wash. As dawn breaks the sea will begin to cover the mudflats pushing huge numbers of Knot and Oystercatchers closer and closer to shore. Eventually the tens of thousands of waders will lift into the air and head into the pits to roost where we will enjoy a further photographic feast.

When we leave Snettisham we will head along the coast to a cafe for an early lunch. The afternoon will be spent searching out further opportunities to photograph waders before we stop for a couple of hours then reconvene early evening for our night owls shoot. This offers the opportunity to get great night time shots of hovering and sometimes perched wild Barn Owls pus the chance of a Tawny Owl too.



(Mon 30th fully booked)


(Tues 1st, Wed 2nd, fully booked) Thurs 3rd, Wed 30th, (Thurs 31st fully booked)

Recommended Gear

Ideally equipment that has a telephoto ability of at least 500 mm. We can supplement or supply a full kit for the day if required which includes both Nikon and Olympus gear. Beanbags for photographing from our vehicle are supplied, if you normally use a tripod then please bring that with you. Flash if you have it for the evening owl session, if you need gear including flash provided for this then please advise us beforehand.

Level of fitness

We cater for all levels of fitness, the walk out to the Wash is around 1.5 miles in each direction. If you are unable to walk that far we may be able to arrange vehicular access, please advise at time of booking if this is the case.

What's included

All transportation is by Land Rover from an agreed pick up and drop off point, normally in Holt or Cley or depending on where you are staying we can pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation. Included in the price is a cafe lunch.. For very early starts we will provide a snack. David will have water, tea and coffee and snacks available during the day.


Accommodation is not included however if you require somewhere to stay we can recommend the following

The Feathers Hotel in Holt


One person


Two people


Deposit: £50 per person payable at time of booking.

Ways to pay

We accept cheques made payable to David Tipling Photography Ltd or payment via bank transfer. The balance will be payable on the day and can be settled via these payment methods or in cash.

Gift Vouchers

Gift vouchers are available for the full cost of specific safaris.  Please email us with your requirements.  The date for the safari can be left open but needs to be taken within 18 months of the start date which can be agreed upon at time of purchase. Payment for gift vouchers needs to be made in full at time of issue.


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