Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Productive winter birding

It is always worth going out birding, even on cold winter days. A few days in the Hungarian countryside recently with two friends from the UK turned up a great range of birds. What about 2 flocks of Great Bustards, 3 Great Bitterns, 2 adult Eastern Imperial Eagles, several White-tailed Eagles of various ages, Pygmy Cormorants posing for pictures, many 1000s of Greater White-fronted Geese and a sprinkling of Tundra Bean, Lesser White-fronted, Greylag, Barnacle and Red-breasted Geese with them ? And also Great Grey Shrikes, Rock Buntings, Long-eared Owls at several roosts, Black, Middle Spotted, Lesser Spotted and Grey-headed Woodpeckers, and Long-tailed Tits with a mix of head colours. Not a bad haul at all...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Woodpecker articles

On this page (click the safe link) are the titles of some of the articles and papers I have written about woodpeckers.

WOODPECKER ARTICLES

Hope they are of interest! Gerard Gorman.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Winter Woodpecker

I photographed this leucistic woodpecker in Hungary a few days ago. There is not much snow about but it does seem that this bird decided to get into the festive season spirit!
Best Wishes to Everyone! 
Gerard Gorman

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Long-eared Owl in the open

It was sub zero today in Hungary, but out we went. We checked some likely spots for roosting Long-eared Owls to the south of Budapest, and found a few. This chap here was incredible, despite having a choice of trees, including some very cosy looking conifers, he was sat out, exposed in a bare tree, above a garden gate and a barking dog.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Tata Wild Goose Festival

We attended the Wild Goose Festival at Tata in Hungary at the weekend. It was a great event, very well organised, there was something for everyone, and it was great fun. Several 1000 people visited, from keen birders, to nature-lovers, to the curious general public. There were lots of children, too, and many of them seemed to particularly like the birding ringing session. This Great Spotted Woodpecker was very popular! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

New Header and Logo!

Hi Everybody... I hope you like the new Probirder header and logo, as above.