Monday, May 19, 2008

Estonia... end result

Our week birding in Estonia was a great success. We recorded 172 species, with day totals that included one of 104 and one of 106. We saw some real Estonian specialities like White-backed Woodpecker, Greater Spotted Eagle, Great Snipe and Citrine Wagtail. However the 'bird of the trip' was judged to be two superb Ural Owl chicks that stared at us from atop a broken tree stump. The noise created by a flock of several 1000 Barnacle Geese in flight was voted 'sound of the trip'. Now it is back to Budapest and on with my next birding assignment.

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