Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Flooded Fields

I went out yesterday with a nice chap from Ireland... his main targets were Great Bustard and Saker and we saw both... in fact we found the bustards in record time, about 30 seconds after making our first stop in the north of the Kiskunsag. The Saker took a bit more time but in the end we saw one being mobbed by a Kestrel. Besides the birds, a feature yesterday was the water and mud. There has been lots of rain this year and the result was evident as every track was wet, muddy, a mess. And the Kiskunsag mud is a special kind of mud, a milky, creamy colour due to the saline soil. Many farmers fields are under water, too... it has been a bad year for them. But we still got the birds!

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