August 24th-28th 2015
Enjoyed a short visit to Prague in the Czech Republic with friends. After the short flight we had a taxi ride to our apartment near the centre of the city. It was a short walk to most of the places of interest. Arriving late afternoon our priority after off loading the luggage was to find somewhere to eat and drink. The drinking bit was easy enough. There was a small brewery with a beer garden just round a couple of corners. So we had a very pleasant introduction to Prague with a couple of pints of 11 per cent unfiltered home brewed Pilsner Lager. During the next couple of days we toured the city. The weather was hot and sunny. No binoculars of course but I kept my eyes open for the few birds that were to be seen in the parks and wooded areas of the city. Best bird of the 20 species seen was undoubtedly a White backed Woodpecker, the rest were familiar species with the exception of Black Redstarts which seemed to be fairly common.