Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hungary: Other good birds that should not be overlooked

Not the greatest photos, but definitely good birds taken in various areas around Hungary.   

Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

Purple Heron 

Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur) taken through the front window of the car.  We saw these a few times, but overall their numbers are way down secondary to shooting.

Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)

Yellow Wagtail; this bird knows where its bread is buttered.

Terrible photo of the beautiful, graceful Montegue's Harrier (Circus pygargus).

Baby Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus)

Adult Penduline Tit

Adult Penduline Tit

Yellowhammer (Emberiza citronella)


Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)

Reed Bunting.  Love this bird.

Nuthatch (Sitta europaea).  Very similar, but not quite as cute as our Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) nest on chimney.  In the days before utility poles, this was the traditional white stork nest location.

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)