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EGER ZSOLOK LAKE - POLGAR WETLANDS A very nice dry day with lovely temperatures and little wind produced a number of excellent sightings including some very hard to find Locustella warblers...........

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The Hortobágy is an 800 km² national park and is Hungary's largest protected area, also the largest natural grassland in Central Europe with cattle, sheep, oxen, horses, tended by herdsmen, and it provides habitat for various different species (342 bird species have been recorded in this puszta (great plain). We spent all day there and recorded over 90 species of birds in some wonderful habitat.

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LONDON TO BUDAPEST - TRANSFER TO EGER - SHORT WALK AROUND HOTEL GROUNDS Our flight was delayed by 30 minutes but we touched down in Budapest more or less on time. The weather was good with sunny spells and 17C.

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TSIKNIAS RIVER – KALLONI SALT PANS – TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT.......... The final day was here, we awoke to a brilliant morning, a cloudless sky, perfectly calm with exquisite light, what a dream. We had time for a few hour’s birding before driving to the airport so we made the most of it.

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TSIKNIAS RIVER – LARDIA VALLEY – IPSILOU MONASTERY – SIGRI – SIGRI FIELDS – MELADIA TRACK FROM SIGRI TO ERESOS – KALLONI SALT PANS – TSIKNIAS RIVER Our final full day had arrived and boy did we go out with a bang! It was by far the most enjoyable day with some fantastic sightings and nice weather - sunny but still a cold northerly wind.

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RIVER CHRISTOS MARSH - EASTERN KALLONI SALT PANS - MESA MARSH - NAPI VALLEY - PLANTANIA The cold northerly wind continued, we had a cloudy day with some sunny spells, no rain but it was chilly.

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KALLONI SALT PANS - DAFIA RADIO MAST - LARDIA GORGE - IPSILOU MONASTERY - SIGRI - SIGRI FIELDS - SIGRI TO ERESOS COAST TRACK - KALLONI SALT PANS

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EASTERN KALLONI SALT PANS - MESA MARSH - ACHLADERI - POLICHNITOS SALT PANS - VATERA - WESTERN KALLONI SALT PANS It was another lovely, warm, sunny May day, tee-shirt and shorts birding, oh such fun!

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POTAMIA RESERVOIR - SIGRI VIA AGRA TO ERESOS COAST ROAD AND COAST TRACK TO SIGRI THEN SIGRI FIELDS AND UPPER FORD Glorious weather all day, lots of sunshine and little wind. Five Buntings are the birding headliners with Roller, Icterine Warbler and Eleonora's Falcon.

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METOCHI LAKE - POTAMIA VALLEY AND RESERVOIR - PETRA RESERVOIR - KALLONI SALT PANS - TSIKNIAS RIVER A superb first day with wall to wall sunshine, temperatures in the 20's and some great sightings of Lesvos specialities.

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