Saturday, March 27, 2021

Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius), Hungary, March 2021. Europe's biggest picid, some around 50cm in length. 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Spring is around the corner. Here is one of the many birds that will soon return to C & E Europe return from their wintering areas... Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla). 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

We are still out birding 😃 Here is a female White-backed Woodpecker, one of 2 seen yesterday in the Bükk Hills in Hungary.  

Friday, October 9, 2020

Not a lot of guiding this year, so I used that spare time to write another book! Here:

The Green Woodpecker: A monograph on Picus viridis


Saturday, August 22, 2020

Close-up of a Common Kingfisher, about to be released after being banded/ringed in Hungary. Who doesn't like a kingfisher?

Friday, July 24, 2020

Bee-eater with a bee

European Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) are one of Europe's most colourful and 'exotic' bird species. This one is in Hungary where there are many colonies, and this year seem to be doing very well.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Grey Partridge

The Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) has declined greatly in many countries. This one was snapped at the roadside in the Kiskunsag, Hungary, the other day.