Saturday, September 19, 2009

I've spent 2 days on Hortobágy with my friend, Márton Zsoldos (his report is here). We helped the staff of the Salamandre Swiss nature magazine (their webpage). They will have an issue on the steppes in Europe, this was a study trip.
On Thursday we were watching birds in the western parts of the national park. There's an extremely strong migration of Pallid Harriers in the country, we were lucky to see 2 males together. One of them joined in a seemingly organized attack on shorebirds with a Marsh Harrier and a Peregrine Falcon. Undoubtly one of the best action I've ever seen.

In the afternoon we've visited the Przewalski-horse enclosure with some 130 individuals living in semi-wild conditions. The few hours visit was not enough to get more deeply involved in this theme:

Friday was spent with Dotterels in the south-eastern steppes of Hortobágy. Here are some of my sketches:

The illustrator of the magazine, Laurent Willenegger in work:


Blogger Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Love these sketches! Your shark series is amazing.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Szabi said...

Dear Pam,
Thank you very much for your kind words!

8:13 PM  
Blogger Lluís Sogorb said...

Beautiful sketches. You captured very well the light. A greeting

11:29 AM  

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