I have just returned from a week in eastern Hungary guiding a group from the UK. We recorded 168 bird species including many of the region's specialities. Highlights of the week (as voted by the group) were: Red-footed Falcon, Bluethroat, Great Bustard, Ural Owl, White-winged Black Tern and Collared Flycatcher. Red-footed Falcon was voted the overall "bird of the week". My favourite, White-backed Woodpecker, did not even make the short list!