Wednesday, 29 October 2008

There is something up...

Yes! It is a new Hungarobirds photo hide. In the last few weeks we worked at the new Hungarobirds accommodation, where we built up a new bird photography hide. This hide is comfortable, cosy, peaceful. You can observe the birds near at hand. We are all agog to see the first birds at the hide.
In the picture you can see the first steps: thinking and planing.
Photo by Gábor Nagy

Friday, 24 October 2008

Cranes in the sky

Cranes are the symbol of the beginning of the autumn. Usually we have a few birds in the summer as well, but the huge flocks of cranes come in September, the hugest flock is in October (it is sometimes 100000 birds) and they will fly towards south when a big cool front come from the north. Last night this front arrived, so today we observed thousands of cranes in the sky.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Great Grey Shrikes in the Hungarian Puszta

Here is the time to observe the Great Grey Shrikes, becouse in the last few weeks we saw more and more birds. Sometimes we can observe 2 or 3 Shrikes in a day. These birds arrived from northern Europe and will spend the winter here in Hungary. Usually seek for prey on the top of the threes, feed on rodents and store the food on a spike or a branch (like in the picture).
Photo by Ákos Monoki

Monday, 13 October 2008

Download our placard!

Here you are! We have got the new Hungarobirds placard! I would like to ask you, that download and place it into your office, into your favourite birding club or just send it to your friends! We would be happy if you email us a picture, which show our placard in your favourite place.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

International birding day (Sunday)

Today we watched the birds in two places: In Terekhalma and in Túrkeve. In Terekhalma Ákos and Ádám showed birdringing: In the morning they ringed 100-110 songbirds: Wren, Dunnock, Willow warbler, Goldfinch...
In Túrkeve we observed the birds at the new Hungarobirds guesthouse. The best species was the Crossbill: 12 birds on a pine in the garden.

In the day we saw also White-tailed Eagles, Black Storks, Saker, Great Grey Shrike.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

International birding day (Saturday)

The Hungarobirds team participated in the International birdwatching day. The Nimfea nature conservation association organized an outing at the Kenderessziget fishponds, where we helped to guid the people. Ádám and Ákos made a bidringing station, where the groups could see the work of the ringers. They were very succesful, because in the bushy area were big flocks of songbirds. They ringed: warblers, leaf warblers, tits, flycatchers and Firecrest as well.