This 3 day photo holiday was organised by Mr. Janos Olah, Saker Tours
M.S. and I travelled to Hungary to arrive at Hortobagy late evening on Saturday 9th July.
Sunday, 10th, we were up at 03.45 hours, a couple of strong coffees and then picked up at 04.30 hours to be taken to the Red-footed Falcon hide, arriving at 05.00 hours.
On route we saw
A very nice blue sky and the temperature rising
from the hide we saw
Red-backed Shrike, (only 1 brief showing)
Common Snipe (1 fly past)
Great White Egret
Reed Bunting, m
Lapwing, Swallow, Magpie, Starling, Blackbird,
Tree Sparrow, Blackcap, f
Crow, Mallard and Wood Pigeon
At 13.00 hours, VERY HOT, we were picked up and taken to the Great Forest drinking hide 1.
Here we saw
Chaffinch, m and f
Hawfinch, m, f and juv.
Red-backed Shrike, m and f
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Blackcap, m and f
Day finished at 19.45 hours.
We then was told that the temperature this day had reached 39* C, yes, a VERY HOT day.