Garth Peacock
Hungary Day 4


The Danube Delta - Day 2

Friday 15th June 2018

The first afternoon

Tuesday 5th June 2018

A long journey to......

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Week ending 11th May 2018

Thursday 17th May 2018

Local trips.

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Scotland - the last three days

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Scotland day 6

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Scotland - Day 5 - A mammal day

Friday 13th April 2018

Scotland - Days 3 & 4

Thursday 12th April 2018

Scotland - Day2

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Scotland - Day 1

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Catch-up time on nothing much.

Monday 12th March 2018

A trip to Northamptonshire

Tuesday 27th February 2018

What a delightful surprise

Monday 5th February 2018

What a week it wasn't

Sunday 4th February 2018

Week ending 19th January 2018

Monday 22nd January 2018

First outing of 2018

Monday 8th January 2018

A snowy start to the week.

Saturday 16th December 2017

View Blog Archive >>
Friday 5th August 2016

It has certainly taken me a long time to sort the photos from my jaeger le coultre replica recent trip to Hungary. Even now I have only just completed day 4 with loads more to go. Anyway, here is the lowdown on Tuesday 21st June.

An early start - breakfast at 04:30 and collected from the lodge at 05:00. Today was Shrike day - the morning in the temporary hide for Lesser Grey Shrike and the afternoon in another temporary hide for the Red-backed Shrike. We knew where the first hide was as we could see the birds from the Roller hide the previous day - about 200 metres away.

Weather was pretty awful - thunderstorms around and, at times, very cloudy and dull so there was little activity at first. It all started after a Hoopoe suddenly dropped in to feed on the mealworms.

It was quickly seen off by a Shrike that then decided to come to the feeders and the replica Zenith perches although the lack of light required a high'ish ISO. Never-the-less, some decent portraits.

I would liked to have tried for some flight shots but the light was just not good enough.

Returning to the lodge for lunch, I decided to try the Whiskered Terns that were patrolling the marsh close by. Sun not in an ideal position.

There was a few White Storks in the area and one decided to feed on the marsh and gave a fly-by opportunity.

So it was then off to the Red-backed Shrike hide, set up close to a nest with young being fed. It was not long before the female came in for the mealworms for the young.

The male was not visiting as much and rarely stayed long on the perch.

but eventually perched long enough for a portrait shot or several.

After a time, with enough portraits in the bag, it was time to try for flight shots with them coming onto the perch. The female came in much slower

but the male was much faster causing far more problems and less opportunities.

Overall, a good days photography.

Many more images in the Recent Additions section.