I’m baaack! And what a trip to Hungary it was! Before I get into the nitty-gritties of my awesome birding experiences in Hungary I thought I would just share a few of the shots that I got during the trip. My life list has increased by 33 which, considering I tallied 137 species during the trip (out of the 160 that the group got), is a pretty significant total. My year list also jumped by a whopping 122 species! But there was more than birds – there were great mammals, insects, landscapes, food, and people. If you ever get the chance to visit Hungary you should take it: you definitely won’t regret that choice.
Enough chatter – on to the pictures!
the Hungarian flag
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Bearded Reedlings Panurus biarmicus
Common Blackbird Turdus merula
European Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus
Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea
High Brown Fritillary Fabriciana adippe
Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
It’s going to take me awhile to get this trip blogged. Stay tuned for much, much more!
My week-long trip to Hungary was a familiarity trip organized by the wonderful folks at Swarovski Optik to introduce their new line of superior spotting scopes, the ATX and the STX modular telescopes. We visited Hortobágy National Park, the Bükk Hills and places in between. Many thanks to Swarovski Optik for inviting me along and letting me experience both some awesome new optics and the natural wonders of the wonderful country of Hungary.