Category Archives: Hungary

homeyeri Great Grey Shrike

in Hungary by Martin Bence and Szabolcs Kókay have been in touch about a Great Grey Shrike photographed by Szabolcs in Hungary (I think in Feb 2006). It’s a smart looking bird. I have learnt since exploring the subject that some western and especially central European birds … Continue reading

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2nd place: Top Posts in 2012

Swarovski ATX and Digiscoping In 2nd place- this hugely popular post on digiscoping and the new Swarovski ATX telescope range.  In 3rd place the most viewed post was World Launch: Swarovski, Hungary. With the popularity and interest in these 2 posts, a new page has been added to Birding Frontiers and … Continue reading

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Swarovski ATX/STX…

…and the very scary X men The Swarovski  Optik promo tour to Hungary was made up of responsible, even sensible men and women. But they have another side… The X men of Hungary by Måns Karlsson Very scary. That mix of fellas includes Nils van Duivendijk, … Continue reading

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Swarovski ATX and Digiscoping

Red-footed Falcons, Rollers and Bee-eaters ‘Plains Birding’. Day 2 of our Hungary tour with Swarovski majored on the wonderfully bright and colourful. It was possible to stand in one spot and see all of the species featured below. The Red-footed Falcons were especially a … Continue reading

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Hortobágy Fish Ponds

Moustached Warbler! by Martin Day 2 in Hungary. Sad but true, but I only had one target bird. In the morning we visited the fabled Hortobágy Marshes. The places dripped with marshland avifauna. But I only really had eyes for the  Mustachioed Warbler (not that it has … Continue reading

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World Launch: Swarovski. Hungary.

The Unveiling Oooooo I can finally tell you.  I got invited to by Swarovski Optik to visit Hungary in the middle of June for a world launch event.  ‘Twas all a bit hush hush. OK pause game. Turning back the … Continue reading

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X Factor Birding + Prize Quiz Q

I really liked this signage! (left to right) Gerald Driessens (Belgium), Martin Garner, Corey Finger (U.S.A.) and Nils van Duivendijk (Netherlands). photo Dale Forbes. I discovered on the Hungary trip that Swedish birders make a big X sign when they see a new bird. I love it! So … Continue reading

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