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Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
Golden Oriole Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)

Family: old world orioles (Oriolidae)


Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
May-July, Weekly
Copyright © Bence Mate


We have photographed this species from the following 1 hide(s). In the hide's species list, you can see how frequently and when you can photograph this species.
Tower Bence's Farm, Pusztaszer, Hungary Book now
The Tower in the backyard of the farm-house gives an excellent opportunity to photograph rare bird species such as Cuckoo, Golden Oriole, Kestrel and Roller. Details >>
Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)Copyright © Bence Mate
Roller (Coracias garrulus)Copyright © Agnes Kiss
Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)Copyright © Agnes Kiss
Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)Copyright © Agnes Kiss
Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)Copyright © Bence Mate
Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)Copyright © Agnes Kiss
Species list (12) >>

Tower - Details


The tower is located where the steppe, forest and water habitat cross each other. It is surrounded by some Locust trees, and the birds often rest on the top of them. Since 2007, a pair of kestrels have been nesting in one of the nest boxes which where put out around the Tower, as well as 6-8 pairs of starlings. From mid-April the kestrels stay around the backyard of the farmhouse, thus their everyday life can be photographed at close range. The Tower belongs to the territory of some Rollers, they can often be seen on the top of the branches in front of the hide, also Cuckoos, Golden Orioles and 2-4 pairs of Bee-eaters, which nest in the backyard of the farmhouse. The main photography direction is south, the birds can be photographed at dawn in side-light, than back-light and front-light in the afternoon.

Technical data of the hide:

Year of building: 2006
Number of birds photographed from the hide: 10
Number of birds observed from the hide: 146
Floor space: 180x360 cm
Height of top of Tower: 11,5 m
Height of bottom of Tower: 9,2 m
Internal height: 230 m
Material: wood
Distance between hide and branch: 2-20 m
Recommended focal lenght: >400 mm
Photography direction: 3 directions
Orientation: according to North 45, 135, 305
Angle of sight: 340
Photography angle: 270
Photography surface via: one-way glass, loosing 1 1/3 aperture
Size of glass: 4 pieces of 100x160 cm
Inside temperature: 10-30C, in case of sunshine it can be 30 after 10 AM
Clothing: dark upper clothes
Room Availability: 4 pax
Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
April-June, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Agnes Kiss
Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
April-May, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Roller (Coracias garrulus)
May-June, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
May-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Agnes Kiss
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
April-July, Rare
Copyright © Bence Mate
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
May-June, Daily
Copyright © Bence Mate
Magpie (Pica pica)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Agnes Kiss
Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
April-July, Daily (many times)
Copyright © Bence Mate
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
April-July, Weekly
Copyright © Agnes Kiss
Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
April-July, Daily (a few times)
Copyright © Agnes Kiss
Corn Bunting (Miliaria calandra)
April-July, Weekly (a few times)
Copyright © Bence Mate