Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tengmalm's Owl from Austria

Just finished a very successful tour around Austria, from the Alps to the lowlands in the east. We saw many great birds, with a highlight being this Tengmalm's Owl (Aegolius funereus), aka Boreal Owl. This beauty popped its head out of a Black Woodpecker cavity which I was checking. Gerard Gorman.  

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bee-eater in Hungary

These beauties are always popular with visiting birders! Wonder why? European Bee-eater Merops apiaster, in Hungary.