Friday, 31 October 2014

Special Birds: Black-headed Bunting

One has to get down into the Balkans, from May through summer, to be sure to see this bird, although it has bred as far north as Hungary: Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala. Photo taken at Plitvice, Croatia, by Gerard Gorman.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Cranes, cranes and more cranes !!!

Every autumn Common Cranes (Grus grus) pour through eastern Hungary. Numbers often reach over 100.000 which stop over for some weeks from late September to November as they head south. It is a great birding spectacle, surely one of the best in Europe.