Monday, September 14, 2009
I am off into Slovakia for a few days. To be precise, taking two English chaps around the upland forests of the east of the country. Their bird targets are pretty tough... a collection of forest owls and woodpeckers, in particular Three-toed (like the one in the photo here) which is often tricky. Hazel Grouse is another "difficult" one we will try for. Looks like the weather will be with us, and we have time, with dawn at 6am and dusk some 12 hours later, so I am quietly confident. But forest birding can be hard work... we will see and I will let you know how we get on.