We finished a week-long tour
for butterflies today, with extreme success.
In the Kiskunsag area we encountered with thousands of Cardinals,
while in the Bakony Mts. we managed to photograph several
great species. It was also the week of the largest migration
of Painted Ladies ever recorded, with billions migrating to
the NE, all over the country. Fritillaries were at large,
incl. Marsh, Scarce, Heath, False Heath, Nicker'l, Spotted,
Lesser Spotted, Assmann's, Glanville, Knapweed, Twin-spotted,
Niobe, Small Pearl-bordered on ONE single spot, which was
just breathtaking, reminded me for the best days of my childhood
time. We also have seen Common and Hungarian Gliders, Lesser
and Freyer's (or Hungarian) Emperors, Clouded Apollo, superb
Amanda's, Turquoise and Adonis Blues among many others, Large
and Purple-shot Coppers together, Black Hairstreak, Eastern
Pale Clouded Yellow, some late Lesser Clouded Yellow, Tufted
Marbled Skipper, Orbed Red-underwing Skipper, and the best
discovery, the 4th site for Olive Skipper, an extreme rarity
in Hungary. Poplar Admiral is on wing already too! Our birding-vein
was also satisfied with several great views on Great Bustards,
Bee-eaters, Rollers, Lesser Grey Shrikes, Nightjars, Corncrakes,
Scops Owls, Short-toed Eagles, Montagu's Harrier, and many
other "Pusta-birds". Saker and Imperial Eagle was
on spot, of course.
02 June, 2009
Orange Tip - One of our most attractive butterfly in
Turquoise Blue - female.
Large Copper - female.
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