Monday 14 May 2018

Birds in Hungary Day 2. 14th May 2018.

Black necked Grebe.

I was out of bed and in the truck at 4:20 this morning for a short trip to the Great Salt marshes.
Had a floating hide to myself and it was just before sunrise so I was all set up when the sun came over the horizon.

Needed chest waders to get to the hide which was tethered to some posts driven into the ground.
All photos were taken from the “lying down” position in order to get the low vantage point for ducks and grebes as they hopefully went about their daily lives.

This did however play hell with my neck and shoulders, craning to look through a camera from the prone position... not ideal but it paid off handsomely!

Delighted to have got such great species as Red Necked Grebe, Black Necked Grebe, Little Grebe, Garganey, Pochard, Greylag Geese, Little Crake and several others.

Here are a few examples.....

Red Necked Grebe
Red Necked Grebe
Drake Garganey in flight