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    Default Dome Tent as a Hide

    Hi Everyone ,

    Has anyone here tried using a dome tent as a bird hide.

    Cheers Glen

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    Default Re: Dome Tent as a Hide

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Watson
    Hi Everyone ,

    Has anyone here tried using a dome tent as a bird hide.

    Cheers Glen
    Not a dome tent but I have used my son's old kids play tent in the backyard. It worked a treat with Eastern Spinebills.
    i've also used one of those beach shelter tents which work exceptionally well.
    You might need to give the birds some time to get used to it being in their environment.

    When I want to move about and the birds are wary I sometimes use a bag hide.
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Dome Tent as a Hide

    Some hides people use are just that, but have camouflage pattern instead of the blue or orange tent color.

    See here:
    http://www.naturescapes.net/store/blinds-camo/

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    Default Re: Dome Tent as a Hide

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Watson
    Hi Everyone ,

    Has anyone here tried using a dome tent as a bird hide.

    Cheers Glen
    Every time I go camping! Love waking up and watching out from the tent before I get up. Certainly cheaper than buying a special camo one. Give it a go before you do anyway
    Cheers, Dave

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    Default Re: Dome Tent as a Hide

    My bag-hide consists of a kind of jungle camouflage cloth that I treated with an additional dose of black dye, pulled over a rigid bamboo coolie hat. The peephole was originally covered with black netting but I cut holes in that because it was too restrictive. The whole fits into a bag not much bigger than a pillowslip.
    This is the second I have made, the first being a learning exercise. A rigid hat with a wide brim is a must.
    I work seated with the monopod gripped between my knees. In setting up, there are only two rules I follow: (a) have the sun behind me, and (b) get close to vegetation that is at least the same height as me.
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    Default Re: Dome Tent as a Hide

    Not a dome tent but similar. I have used one of those portable shower-tents you can buy from Kmart etc. I made it because I wanted something I could set up semi-permanently and not be too worried if it was vandalised or damaged naturally. It cost about $20 and I painted it with acrylic housepaint leftovers. As a hide it works very well, but only for one person.

    Currently its been set up in the bush on the Central Coast since January, and seems to be none the worse for wear.

    cheers
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