Where was I?

Photo: Artur Mikołajewski via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Artur Mikołajewski via Wikimedia Commons

I’ve been abroad in Europe for the last few days. Where do you think I was? I saw my first ever singing Barred Warbler (having seen lots skulking in bushes on the east coast of England over the years), my first ever White-backed Woodpecker and quite a few Ferruginous Ducks.  Where would you go to see those birds?

 

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  1. Well you're definitely not in the Mythos Bar Kefalos as that's currently where I am. Ummm...that's a strange mix of species - assume you saw WBW high up and rest lower down, Slovakia? There's been speculation that WBW could have been native in Scotland before we lost so much forest. Maybe Tengmalm and Pygmy owls are casualties too. Quite possible we almost lost the crested tit! Sorry for digression the Aegean and four points of Amstel will do that to you.

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  2. Earlier this month I saw all 3 in E Hungary, but I'm going to say Poland was your location.

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  3. Yes I would say Hortobagy, I think it would be difficult in Slovakia except in some very specific locations. Maybe getting the woodpecker too would be easier in Poland but I don't know. Whatever, I think Mark must have some more clues.

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    1. Hang on a minute. The other possibility (guessing destinations you might select) was Białowieża. And is it just happenstance that you shared a link advocating its protection?

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  4. Hungary? Somewhere where forest meets lakes. Wherever it is, it sounds superb - let's hope it enjoys the protection of European legislation.

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  5. I would guess Białowieża in Poland where I and a number of friends saw all three amongst many other species in a superb week in 2002.

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