Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Europe (Part 4)

This is a continuation of the series of posts about our trip to Europe, posted automatically. By this time I will be in Long Point attending the Young Ornithologist Workshop.

This post is a continuation from the last post about our first day in Hortobagy National Park. We took a small boat tour out onto Tisza lake and through little rivers and channels into a heron and cormorant nesting ground.

Around every corner there were herons and egrets. Some of the types we saw was Grey Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Great Egret, Little Egret, and Purple Heron. Tonnes of all of them!
Grey Heron

Grey Herons

Reed Warbler


Mute Swan

Mute Swan
 There were also many, many Whiskered Terns which darted around through the air and dove to the water, making themselves extremely difficult to photograph.
Whiskered Tern

Common Cuckoo 
Eurasian Coot

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

When we returned from the three hour boat tour we saw a variety of birds including White Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Linnet, and Goldfinch.
White Wagtail 

Overall it was a very successful and extremely fun day. To see the many different types of herons and egrets in their natural habitat was very special.

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