THREE MUSKETEERS BIRDING AROUND EUROPE

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Buzzard - Hungary 2013
Buzzard - Hungary 2013

Photograph taken in the Hortobagy, Hungary

Trumpeter Finch - Morocco
Trumpeter Finch - Morocco

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

Starling - Greece 2012
Starling - Greece 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Marsh Harrier - Greece 2012
Marsh Harrier - Greece 2012
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.

Black-Eared Wheatear - Israel 2009
Black-Eared Wheatear - Israel 2009