Sunday, 25 July 2010
This photo of an adult male White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos was taken in Hungary by Laszlo Becsy. There are two races of this species, the nominate leucotos in northern and central Europe eastwards into Asia (as the bird here) and lilfordi in southern Europe, in the Mediterranean and Balkan countries.
Sunday, 11 July 2010
This spot, near the hamlet of the same name, offers a great view over the marshes and flood plain of the Biebrza River. In spring, April and early May, masses of wildfowl, gulls and waders gather here and some stay to breed. Burzyn lies on the western side of the Biebrza National Park, in the SW, a few miles north of Wizna.
Thursday, 1 July 2010
Ural Owl Strix uralensis is a bird that is often high on the list of species that visitors to Eastern Europe want to see. It inhabits forests throughout the region from the Baltic States to the Balkans. Photo by Juozas Miskinis taken in Lithuania.