The Great Great Bustards

blossomsSpring is really on its way now, as we found out on our walk today. We went near the triple point, where Slovakia, Austria and Hungary meet. Experience told us that most wildlife tends to live on the Austrian side of the border, so this is where we spent most of our time. And that turned out to be a brilliant idea!

We saw a lots of deer, hares, skylarks, a kestrel and this white-tailed eagle.

white tailed eagleWe found remnants of what might have been a kestrel.

feathers2 feathers1There were starlings and lapwings on their search for food.

starlings and lapwingsThe best of all, however, were the great bustards we spotted. These birds are highly endangered, mostly due to loss of habitat. So it’s always a joy to see them!great bustard great bustards flockgreat bustards flying

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