Saturday, September 27, 2008

Late September birds

Just got back from a 2 day birding trip to the Hortobagy and Lake Tisza where I guided a group of folks from London. Perfect weather, perfect conditions... Highlights included Ferruginous Ducks, lots of Pygmy Cormorants, Squacco Herons, 8 Long-eared Owls, Black and Syrian Woodpeckers, 3 Great Bustards, 2 Sakers, 3 Eastern Imperial Eagles, 3 White-tailed Eagles and a few hundred Common Cranes. We even saw some "late" Red-footed Falcons, a very late White Stork and a flock of Crossbills. Tomorrow it is up into the woods to add a few more woodpeckers to the list...

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