The little owl workshops primarily run from May through to late October.
The day is a workshop, not a "hide day" so Pete will be with you throughout the session, and will offer advice on images to try for and settings on your camera, set up perches for you, and also help encourage the owls to perform!
This enables you to concentrate on getting the shots, and not risk spooking the owls as you set things up or miss a shot when the owl arrives before you're ready!
Early in the season, when the chicks have hatched, the adults are busy collecting food for them, so will come down to the perches frequently. This is a good time to try for flight and running images, featuring the adult owls.
There is no fixed hide on site - you will be sat in Pete's car, so it can be moved around to best suit the light direction, the image you're after, a specific perch, or how close you need to be, based on your lens' reach.
As the roof is relatively low, the angle of it allows for shots of the owls as they run about on it from the comfort of a car seat.
Late in September or possibly early October, the fledged owlets, now almost identical in terms of appearance to the adults, will leave the nest area to establish their own territories, and this is normally when the workshop season draws to a close, though the adult may still come down for much of October and even into November, though typically for shorter workshops (half day sessions).
The farm is in Worcestershire, not far from junction 3 of the M42. Precise directions will be provided after payment is received.
There is ample parking on site (close by), and a portaloo toilet. It is advisable to bring a packed lunch if required.
This is a working farm, and the farmer makes a living from various activities. As the project is near the entrance of the farm, there will be disturbance from visitors to the farm, farmworkers, and the farmer himself.
Fortunately, the owls are fairly used to such issues, and aren't normally bothered by the people.
But remember, the owls are wild, not tame, so there is always the chance that they might not perform.
Most of Pete's images from the site have been taken with a full frame camera and 500mm prime lens. If you have a cropped sensor camera and a 300 or 400mm lens, you should be fine.