Thursday, 26 May 2011

Hortobagy, Hungary, 27th May, 2011

This 5 day bird photographing holiday was organised by Mr. Janos Olah, Saker Tours.

Setting of from Luton airport 10.15 hours with Mick Southcott and arriving at the Ferihegy airport, Budapest at 15.30 to be met promptly by Arpad and taken directly to the Balmaz Hotel, Balmazujvaros.

Birds seen on route to hotel

Swallows, House Martins, House Sparrows, Magpie, Crow, Rook, Jackdaw, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove and Starling
Common Buzzard 6, Marsh Harrier 5, Great White Egret

On arrival at 18.00 hours a short walk local to the hotel we saw

Crested Lark 3, Black Redstart, Goldfinch and Greenfinch
Night Heron 2, White Stork, Lapwing, Kestrel and a Black-headed Gull flew over

  Crested Lark

                             Crested Lark

  Crested Lark


 Collared Dove

House Martin

The Crested Lark was the suprise of the day, a new 1st for me
and as usual with Hungary there were more suprises to come, every day !

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