Spring Safari

Our spring hares and birds days run from April to the middle of May. This is peak hare time, and a great season to be out on the Norfolk coast photographing both resident breeding birds such as Avocets and Marsh Harriers and spring migrants too. Opportunities will also include woodland birds at David’s feeding station and pool, where we also bait for Buzzards that are daily visitors and there is often the chance of a Stoat. Subjects we hope to photograph in a typical day will be Brown Hares, Avocet, Marsh Harrier, passage waders, woodland birds and we will take advantage of any other opportunities on offer at the time.


It is advantageous to start at 6am during this period. We can start at a time of your convenience if an early start is not desirable. If starting early we will typically finish between 3 - 4pm. An early start will mean an earlier than usual lunch! A half day will run from 6am to midday.

Recommended Gear

Equipment that has a telephoto ability of at least 300 mm. We can supplement (if Nikon) or supply a full kit for the day if required. Beanbags for photographing from our vehicle are supplied, if you normally use a tripod then please bring that with you.

Level of fitness

We cater for all levels of fitness, our hides can be driven to along a woodland ride and much photography can be achieved from our vehicle. However on an average day expect to make a number of short walks, some sites we visit may entail a 30 minute walk photographing along the way.

Whats included

All transportation is by Land Rover from an agreed pick up and drop off point, normally in Holt or depending on where you are staying we can pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation. Our full days include a cafe lunch during the middle of the day. 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




April to mid May on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays.


One person

half day £135.00

1 day £275.00

2 days £525.00

3 days £750.00

4 days £990.00

Two people

half day £200.00

1 day £390.00

2 days £750.00

3 days £1050.00

4 days £1290.00


£50 per person for half or 1 day trips. For 2 or more days £100 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 either a half or full day for 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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