Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cranes and more cranes

Just finished guiding yet another tour in Hungary with a group from the UK. Highlights included dozens of Long-eared Owls, all 8 possible species of woodpecker, raptors such as Saker, Merlin, Hen and Marsh Harrier, Long-legged and Rough-legged Buzzards, Imperial and White-tailed Eagles, various wildfowl including Ferruginous Duck and 1000s of Common Cranes in Europe's biggest congregations. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Off again... back to back birding

This is a busy season for us. Off again tomorrow with another group, lots of Common Cranes, wildfowl, raptors and woodpeckers on the agenda. Watch this space 

Friday, October 4, 2013

First Autumn Tour Done !

Just finished my first tour of the autumn season in Hungary - with a great gang from Liverpool. Highlights included good views of Imperial and White-tailed Eagles, Hen and Marsh Harriers, Saker, Great Grey Shrikes, Hawfinches, Little Crake, Pygmy Cormorants, Common Cranes, Great Bustards, Long-eared Owls in 2 roosts and all 8 woodpecker species seen ! Here is one of the owls we saw, looking at use !