Another birding trip successfully completed, a week in Hungary, mainly in the Kiskunság lowlands and the Zemplén Hills. Here is one of the last birds we saw, this morning before heading for Budapest Airport, a Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus). This little gem is always very popular.
Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) are very popular with birders, but yesterday in the Kiskunság region south of Budapest, we came across a particularly interesting sight. Around 100 of these these colourful birds were nesting in the sandy ground rather than in banks and sand-pits as they usually do. I have seen a few pairs doing this before but never so many.