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Budapest Area, Hungary August 2012

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Old Friday 24th August 2012, 19:18   #1
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Budapest Area, Hungary August 2012

Not a full trip report but a summary of a couple of day's birding during our city break.
Have added some photographs to my Flickr page from our day out yesterday with Gerard Gorman at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2211813...7631223120162/.

Four lifers, Black Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Pygmy Cormorant and Marsh Sandpiper as well as great views of other species I've not seen for a while. It was hard going in the heat, high 30s to low 40s this week. We have a second day planned on Sunday so more to follow
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Nice one Alex - i have still to get to Hungary and its very much on my radar.
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Thanks Nick.
Second day out today and had five lifers, Saker Falcon, Long-legged Buzzard, Caspian Gull, Syrian Woodpecker and last but not least a juvenile Eastern Imperial Eagle.
We also had Great Bustards, Rollers, Bee-eaters, Red-footed Falcons, Hobby, Montagu's Harrier and loads of Marsh Harriers, a flock of 39 Stone Curlew, Red-backed Shrike and strangely in all the heat a flock of Greylags newly arrived for the winter.
We had all the raptors apart from Saker in a single harvested field plus Kestrel there as well.
Unfortunately photo opportunities were virtually non-existent due to heat haze and winds.
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