Monday, July 6, 2009

Czechs and Rollers

At the weekend I had the pleasure of taking 3 Czech mates (sic) of mine (Josef, Petr and Karel) out in the Kiskunsag region in Hungary. Their main aim was to get photographs of Roller, a bird that has disappeared from their country. Finding a few Rollers was not that hard, but finding birds that could be photographed was another matter. After much searching we ended up at a spot where several pairs breed, mostly in nestboxes. But here we found a very convenient nest-hole, low down in a natural cavity in a tree. My friends were able to carefully place a portable photo-hide and get photos of the birds as they sat near the hole without disturbing them.

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