The Tatai Vadlud Sokadalom (Tata Wild Goose Festival) last weekend was - as expected - simply incredible.
The geese sleep overnight on the large "old lake" (Öreg Tó), surrounded by the Hungarian city of Tata. During the day, they feed out on agricultural fields up to 50km away from the lake, returning at dusk again. Binoculars and telescopes really help enhance the experience:
I also took a fair amount of video footage and did an interview with one of the organisers. I'll post it when I have it done. I am really loving video and videoscoping (as you may well have guessed), it just takes so much time to edit and prepare the video files...
Some of the geese species involved were:
Taiga Bean Goose (>10,000)
White-fronted Goose (>10,000)
Greylag Goose (>1500)
And a few each of:
Join us next year in Hungary for the 10th Tatai Vadlud Sokadalom!