Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Long-legged buzzard and Terrapins

Today we saw a a Long-legged buzzard and a Bittern on our ricefield. Some European Pond Terrapins already enjoyed the sunshine by the canals.

Monday, 30 March 2009

The first Swallow!

Today we saw our first Swallow in Túrkeve. On the ricefields we saw a Black kite and a Short eared owl as well. Ádám saw a Barn owl in his garden

Saturday, 28 March 2009

The first Bittern is back

I went today to see our ricefields. I saw a few good species, for example a Bittern. This bird was the first in this year, so we can wait for the next ones. Last year we had got 6 pair of Bittern on our ricefields.

Bittern: 1
Great white egret: 50
White Stork: 4
Mars Harrier: 6
Hen Harrier: 8
Osprey: 1
Wheatear: 2
Raven: 3

Friday, 27 March 2009

Barn owls

Tonight we saw 4 Born owls in Kisújszállás. They was calling euch other. We saw a firs hadgehog in this year as well.

Friday, 20 March 2009

The storks are back

In this week we saw the first storks in our area. We observed a few Black Storks on a mudy fishpond when they was looking for some nice Hungarian dish :D . Our first White Stork in this year is very busy, because he didn't wast the time and he started to put the nest to rights.

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Birds on the ricefields

Great white Egret: 15
Grey heron: 3
Spoonbill: 5
Greyleg goose: 2
Rough-Legged Buzzard: 1
Marsh Harrier: 1
Kestrel: 1

The day was very windy and cold. It wasn't the perfect day to birdwatch.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Waxwings and eagles

Today was probably the first nice sunny spring day in this year. The weather was perfect to do some gardening in our yard. When the birds sing, the work is going much better, so today work was very easy: tits, blacbirds, gold and greenfinches were singing. Suddenly we heard an interesting sound: they were Waxwings! We observed 18 birds on the top of our oak tree. Later we went to see our ricefields. We saw a few Hen Harriers, Buzzards and Common Cranes. The best two birds came just later: a Golden and an Imperial Eagle! These birds had made our day.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Whooly pigs on the Puszta

Today Adam and me went to the Kecskeri-puszta. On this grassland habitat we observed many bird species, but the best record was the 11 whooly pigs on the puszta. The 3 older pig looked after the 8 piglets. I think these animals run away from a farm and they began a new life here on the puszta. They feed on plants, fruits and sometimes small animals as well.

White fronted goose: 2000
Greylag goose: 150
Eurasian Wigeon: 510
Eurasian Teal: 200
Northern Pintail: 230
Smew: 1
Bittern: 1
Great White Egret: 9
White-tailed Eagle: 1 immature
Common Crane: 32
European Golden Plover: 1
Common Redshank: 3
Caspian Gull: 8
Long-eared Owl: 1
Eurasian Skylark: 12
Pied Wagtail: 1
Corn Bunting: 1

Friday, 6 March 2009

The first Godwits in this year

I went to look after our ricefields, of course my binoculars hang on my neck. Interesting birds today:

Common Crane: 400
Great White Egret: 22
Geese: 4000
Teal: 100
Hen Harrier: 7
Black Kite: 1 imm.
Black-Tailed Godwit: 5
Ruff: 120
Stonechat: 2
Corn Bunting: 30

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Golden eagle...rest in peace

Today I have a bad news for my friends: I found a Golden Eagle on our ricefields, but the bird unfortunately was dead. It was under an electricity pylon, so I suppose it had caused fatal accident. The bird's body was in very bad condition, because I guess a fox found and ate almost the whole eagle. He left only a few feathers, what is a memory of a huge immature Golden Eagle, which died in last winter in Karcag.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Our Ricefields 04.03.2009

Grey heron: 10
Common Crane: 310
Great White Egret: 15
White-fronted Goose: 1300
Greylag Goose: 200
Mallard, Pintail, Wigeon, Teal: 4000
Hen Harrier: 6
Black Kite: 1 imm.
Buzzard: 5
Imperial Eagle: 1 ad.
Kestrel: 2
Lapwing: 200
Snipe: 4
Pied Wagtail: 4
Fieldfare: 2000
Blackbird: 1
Great Grey Shrike: 1

Otter: 1

Monday, 2 March 2009

Our "Kevirigó" guesthouse

Our guesthouse is located in the Túrkeve Kincseskert holiday resort area and has been converted from a family house into a comfortable lodging.
It is an ideal place for those who wishes to relax in a peaceful and natural environment. The town centre of Túrkeve is a nice 10 minute walk away, while the local SPA is only 3 minutes from the guesthouse. The house has a spacious living and dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms with shower and 2 bedrooms. This is a self-catering guesthouse. Everything you need for your comfort is provided including towels, linen, cookware and toiletries. The bedrooms are situated upstairs. One of the bedrooms has a double bed and an en-suite. The other room can accommodate 2-3 persons. The guesthouse has a big garden, where you can play volleyball, badminton or any other ballgames, relax or just enjoy the sun and the nature. There is also a barbeque and a sandbox for children in the back yard. We can provide parking as well. There is a great photohide for the nature and bird photographer or for anyone, who loves nature.
You can find more information about our guesthouse on the: www.kevirigo.hu

We are back

Our guides are back from The U.K. They were there in a study trip to see the birding and nature conservation culture and improve their communication skills. "The trip was very good, because we met lots of nice people and saw many different places." - said Zoltán. "We are looking forward to the enthusiastic nature friends to come and visit our area."