‘Kite’ hide

The Red Kite (Milvus milvus), with its colourful plumage and acrobatic flight, is perhaps the most photogenic bird of prey we have in Mallorca. From our specific hide for kites, you can enjoy photographing them both perched and gliding, with the Serra de Tramuntana in the background.

Son Maiol Hides - Foto de un milano en Mallorca tomada desde nuestro hide

Built in wood with generous dimensions (3.5m. x 1.6m. x 1.9m.) that allow for comfortable enjoyment of several hours of the session in the best conditions. It has a capacity for 3 photographers or 5 observers as it has 3 large high-quality spy glasses for photographing and our presence goes unnoticed by the animals.

The design and location have been carefully supervised by Francis de Andrés, an internationally awarded Wildlife photographer.

The feeder and water pond are about 8-10 metres from the hide, and we have placed some approach perches, so that in the same session you can get photographs in water, in flight, in perch and on the ground.

Let’s not forget that we are talking about birds in the wild, and depending on the time of year, weather conditions or other factors, they may come to a greater or lesser extent, or even not show up at all. In this case, we will give the visitor a bonus for a future session.

Session operative

After welcoming the observers to the estate, a transfer with one of our vehicles will take them to the hide door, and entrance must be as quick as possible. At the end of the session, the same vehicle will return at the agreed time for the pickup. If the session finishes earlier than planned, our staff can be contacted by phone. Read the hides usage rules and more information on pricing.

Regeln für eine optimale Vogelbeachtung:

  1. Bitte gehen Sie so respektvoll wie möglich mit den Einrichtungen um.
  2. Tragen Sie dunkle Kleidung
  3. Das Spionageglas bitte NICHT berühren.
  1. Bewahren Sie Ruhe oder sprechen Sie nur mit sehr leiser Stimme. Vermeiden Sie plötzliche Bewegungen, vor allem, wenn Tiere in Ihrer Nähe sind.
  1. Handys auf lautlos stellen! Verwenden Sie Ihr Mobiltelefon nicht als Taschenlampe.
  1. Bitte nehmen Sie nach Beendung der Sitzung Ihre Abfälle selbständig mit.
  1. Innerhalb des Verstecks ist das Rauchen verboten!
  1. Um möglichst jede Störung zu vermeiden, verlassen Sie das Versteck während der Sitzung bitte nicht.
  1. Wenden Sie sich vor dem Verlassen des Verstecks bitte unbedingt an das Personal von Son Maiol Hides, dieses wird sich um die Abholung und den Transfer der Fotografen oder Beobachter kümmern. Das Verhalten und der natürliche Raum der Tiere sollte zu jedem Zeitpunkt so wenig wie möglich gestört werden!

Hide usage rules:

  1. Be as respectful as possible with the facilities.
  2. Wear dark clothes.
  3. Do not touch the spy glass.
  4. Remain silent or speak in a low voice and avoid sudden movements, especially when animals are present.
  5. Mobile phones should be put on silent mode. Do not use your mobile phone’s flashlight.
  6. Rubbish and waste generated must be removed by the users.
  7. No smoking inside the hide.
  8. To avoid any disturbances, do not leave the hide during the session.
  9. Before leaving the hide, contact the Son Maiol Hides staff, who will take care of the transfer of the photographer or observer to ensure the least impact on the wildlife behavior.