Ural Owl – Hungary
We spent yesterday in the company of Zoltán, top Saker Tours guide, on a day trip to the hills across the Tisza river, north of the Hortobagy. We clocked-up over a hundred species, the undisputed star of which was Ural Owl – a Western Palearctic tick for me and a bird we missed on the GPOG trip to the Czech Republic. We also saw three other owl species – Eagle, Long-eared and Tawny. The latter being a ‘grey phase’, and a possible trap for the unwary Ural hunter.
Other highlights included three species of eagle – Short-toed, Eastern Imperial and Lesser Spotted, and six woodpeckers – Syrian, Green, Great & Middle Spotted, White-backed and Black. A pretty good day by anyone’s standards I’d say!
More photos to follow.