Sunday 21st – Saturday 27th May 2017
Deep in the Kiskunsag National Park a two-hour drive to the south of Budapest, our local guide has a number of hides set up for our use and they offer fabulous bird photography opportunities. Each morning we will have a choice of locations including a tower hide for Red-footed Falcons, Common Kestrels and European Rollers at very close range or a choice of marshland hides for Black-winged Stilts, Ferruginous Ducks, various Herons and Egrets as well as Whiskered Terns. Spoonbills are also a possibility from these hides. During the drives to these various locations we expect to see plenty of other species too and these could offer passing photographic opportunities. These include Roe Deer, Lesser Grey Shrikes and Great Reed Warblers. Another hide will be at a colony of European Bee-eaters.
After a rest and copious lunch the afternoons will be spent occupying a choice of infinity pool hides. The woodland one attracts Hawfinches, Turtle Doves, Nightingale and three species of Woodpecker including Middle Spotted etc. while the pool on nearby farmland can attract Tree Sparrows, Red-backed Shrikes and many more common birds. Any other photographic opportunities that present themselves to our local guide will also be exploited so you may end up standing at the top of a ladder for a while to photograph nest-building Penduline Tits or sat in a hide near our accommodation to photograph visiting Kingfishers. This is bird photography at its very best! Click here for more details.