Hungary #1 – woodpeckers

Returned to Shetland yesterday after a fabulous two weeks birding and a pho-tour recce in Hungary for Shetland Wildlife. I have a lot of photos to sort through, so will start with one of the big hits of the trip – the woodpeckers. Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of Wryneck to complete the set… and the really arboreal and shy species were tricky to get anything more than a record shot (these were birds to enjoy as a birder, and not faff around trying to focus a camera on through dozens of leaves and branches!), but still, here they are:


5 Responses

  1. Memories!

    Lovely to see Grey-headed Woodpecker and the Dryocopus Martinus (even if through leaves!)….oh cant wait for the rest of your photo’s!

    Glad you had such a great time….a very interesting Country especially the bird life!

  2. Just popped over to SW News and seen the photos there – stonking Hawfinch!
    Those Red-footed Falcons too….great photo’s Jon….as to the Nightingale thats an interesting angle!

    (we had Hawfinch daily but still was a huge thrill!)

    • Thanks Corinna – I’m pleased you’re enjoying the photos. It was a brilliant place to go birding, and I can’t wait to get back out there again.


  3. Stonking Hawfinch indeed – I had splinters in my head uploading that! Awesome shot…

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