THREE MUSKETEERS BIRDING AROUND EUROPE

Click on an image to enlarge

Buzzard - Hungary 2013
Buzzard - Hungary 2013

Photograph taken in the Hortobagy, Hungary

press to zoom
Trumpeter Finch - Morocco
Trumpeter Finch - Morocco

Love this picture - its the delicate way this little bird picks the seed from the plant.

press to zoom
Starling - Greece 2012
Starling - Greece 2012

You sometimes forget how beautiful a Starling actually is...............

press to zoom
Spectacled Warbler - Cyprus 2010
Spectacled Warbler - Cyprus 2010

I must have got to close to this birds nest as it started to do 'i'm an injured bird' routine - thus the strange pose

press to zoom
Lesser Grey Shrike - Bulgaria 2014-5085
Lesser Grey Shrike - Bulgaria 2014-5085

Nice juicy beetle to be had but first the bird needs to get past the shell

press to zoom
Grey Heron - Greece 2012
Grey Heron - Greece 2012

Early evening in Lake Kerkini in Northern Greece - the evening light gave this heron a golden glow as it glided over the lake from the far bank

press to zoom
Spur Winged Plover - Israel 2009
Spur Winged Plover - Israel 2009

I feel that if Israel can get in the Eurovision Song Contest then I can include their birds in my European Gallery

press to zoom
Marsh Harrier - Greece 2012
Marsh Harrier - Greece 2012
press to zoom
Drake Garganey - Estonia 2015-0420
Drake Garganey - Estonia 2015-0420

Light was awful when we came across two ducks on this small pond by the side of the road - managed to get a couple of shots off before the birds flew to an even darker part of the pond.

press to zoom
Black-Eared Wheatear - Israel 2009
Black-Eared Wheatear - Israel 2009
press to zoom