Thursday, August 2, 2018

European Bee-eater

Now these colourful beauties are always popular! European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), from the Kiskunsag region, Hungary.

Friday, July 6, 2018

White Wagtail

The White Wagtail Motacilla alba is common and widespread across Central and Eastern Europe. Nevertheless, it is a cracking little bird. Here is one from Austria.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Citril Finch

Here is a Citril Finch Carduelis citrinella from a tour in the Alps in Austria last week. This little finch is often a main target for our clients and this was one of several that obliged!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl Strix nebulosa. This magnificent bird was one of the main highlights of a recent trip in Belarus. Don't worry, we watched and photographed the bird on its nest high in the canopy from a safe distance and the bird was not disturbed.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tawny Owl

Owls are always popular with birders. Here is a Tawny Owl in the woods of the Buda Hills, just above the city. It is a common owl in the region, often in urban environments, too, besides in forests proper.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Black Woodpecker

The Black Woodpecker is Europe's largest member of the picid family. It is particularly popular with our guests from Great Britain, as it does not, and has never, occurred there. In Central and Eastern Europe it is, in fact not uncommon and we usually find a few on every trip. This male was photographed recently in the Budapest Hills, Hungary, as he fed low down near the ground.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tufted Duck is a great looker

The Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula) is a really great looking member of the family. Yet it is often neglected by birders in many parts of Europe because it's quite common. Anyway, we like them.