Eagles in Hungary

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I recently took a trip to the Hortobágy National Parkin Hungary, staying in a small town called Balmazújváros. I had previously photographed a White-tailed in Scotland but had not been prepared with the right focal length at the time photographing from a boat.

Therefore I felt the lure of the chance to photograph many birds from the hides of Sakertour, an example of which can be seen below. The hides use reflective glass which I was a little unsure about but certainly needn’t have been, slight loss of light but not significant especially when the sun was shining !

I entered the hides at 5:30am well before sunrise and left late afternoon after all the birds had left. That way the eagles never know that there are humans in such a close vicinity.

(Haliaeetus albicilla) – Aggression

It’s a great chance to spend 10 hours or so observing at close range the behaviour of not only the eagles but other birds too. A very stimulating experience indeed !

The following images show a sequence in which an immature eagle takes on a more mature bird and loses ! I didn’t see too many squabbles of this nature so feel lucky I was able to capture the action.

White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) – Aggression
White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) – Aggression
White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) – Aggression
White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) – Aggression
White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) – Aggression
White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) – Aggression
White-tailed Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) – Aggression

 

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Mike Barth

Mike Barth

, a photographer from Manchester England, was based in Dubai in the UAE from 2004 to 2016. He has travelled regularly to Africa and Asia and has had the pleasure of birding in some wonderful locations. A passionate bird photographer he now offers tours for small groups, maximum of 6, photographers and offers photographic tours to several locations such as Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana. Please visit his site at https://www.mikebarthphotography.com for information, there you can also purchase prints in various formats.

Mike Barth

Mike Barth

Mike Barth, a photographer from Manchester England, was based in Dubai in the UAE from 2004 to 2016. He has travelled regularly to Africa and Asia and has had the pleasure of birding in some wonderful locations. A passionate bird photographer he now offers tours for small groups, maximum of 6, photographers and offers photographic tours to several locations such as Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana. Please visit his site at https://www.mikebarthphotography.com for information, there you can also purchase prints in various formats.

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