Red Footed Falcon photography

The Red-footed Falcon is one of the most attractive birds of prey in Europe.

During this workshop I will guide you around Túrkeve where a few Red-footed Falcon colonies are located. In these breeding areas the falcons are very active in this season: display, mate, keep their eyes on the nests, fight, fly, so we have many good opportunities to take good photos. The main target of this tour is the Red-footed Falcon, however we will use my other hides and work in the fields as well.

Destination: Hungary, Kisujszallas, Turkeve and Koros-Maros National Park

Date: 26 April – 2 May

Size of group: 4 participant

Cost of the tour: 330000 HUF/per person

Day 1

I will meet you at the Airport and after one and a half-hour drive we will arrive at your accommodation to the Villa Aquila. After you are settled in, depending on the time of our arrival, we will have lunch or dinner in a local restaurant. If we have time, we will take a walk around the town where we may find Long eared owls.

Day 2

At dawn we will visit one of the Red-footed Falcon sites by the town of Túrkeve where we can take pictures of the birds basking in the first rays of the morning sun.  In the meanwhile you will have a chance to photograph Lesser Grey Shrikes, Kestrels and Jackdaw.

After the midday break we are going to explore the surrounding territories. During the jeep safari we will be able to take pictures of Black tailed Godwit, Great Reed WarblerGreat white egret. With a bit of luck we can observe the first returning Red-backed Shrikes.

Day 3

We will start our day in my Garden Hide in Túrkeve. We will mainly see Finches there, however Syrian Woodpecker and Green Woodpecker are also regular guests at the drinking pool.

After a midday siesta we will visit the Woodland hide, where we will photograph different species of woodland birds.

Day 4

At dawn we will visit my Tower Hide constructed with the purpose of monitoring the  Red-footed Falcons. Here you can take pictures of the birds enjoying the first rays of the rising sun. From this hide we can also spot Lesser Grey Shrikes, Jackdaws and Kestrels.

After the midday siesta we will visit my ochard, where we will photograph the Wryneck.

Day 5

At dawn we will visit my Hoopoe hide, where we can take pictures of the birds in the first golden lights of the morning sun.  In the meanwhile you will have a chance to photograph Corn bunting, Hare and Phasants.

After the midday break we are going to visit my drinking pool hide, where we will be able to photograph Hawfinch, Nightingale and different species of songbirds.

Day 6

At dawn we will visit my Tower Hide where we photograph the  Red-footed Falcons again. Here you can take pictures of the birds enjoying the first rays of the rising sun, meat, chasing each other.

After the midday siesta we will visit the local ricefields, where with a bit of luck we will photograph the Blue throat.

Day 7

If we have enough time before leaving  for the airport we will drive around to search the neighbouring fields for Corn Bunting, Yellow wagtail and many other small songbirds.

At the end of our Red footed falcon birdphotography tour, we would hopefully have taken pictures of  Red footed falcon, Kestrel, Syrian and Green woodpecker, Blue Throat, Wryneck, Nightingale and many more wonderful birds and mammals making your trip worthwhile.

We recommend this tour to anybody interested in wildlife photography. During the tour we mostly use our hides. You will need a waterproof walking boots, because in the morning the grass can be wet.. We do promise an interesting few days photography in a lovely country with beautiful wildlife.