Thursday, 20 November 2014

Special Birds: Moustached Warbler

Acrocephalus melanopogon is an often skulking little songbird, that is not always easy to see well. It occurs in reed and rush fringed wetlands in the south of the C & E Europe. This one was photographed in Eastern Austria by Thomas Hochebner.  

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Common Birds: Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Herons Nycticorax nycticorax are fairly common locally in the SE of the region. They breed in colonies around wetlands and are migratory, arriving in spring and leaving in autumn. Here is a migrating group in Hungary in October (Gerard Gorman).