Friday 29 May 2020

Hortobagy (Hungary, 1968)

The Hortobagy is Hungary’s largest protected area, having been designated a national park in 1973 and a World Heritage Site in 1999. It is Europe’s second largest area of semi-natural grassland and a landscape that was formed a Very Long Time Ago.

It is home to (perennial stamp favourites) water buffalo, cattle, racka, horses and 342 species of bird. It is also an important pitstop for many species of migrating birds including cranes.

If you go to the first link below and scroll down, you can watch a live webcam of a red-footed falcon. It’s chilling in its nesting box right now (7.15 on a Friday evening, UK time) and quite a soothing site…

https://www.hnp.hu/en

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hortob%C3%A1gy_National_Park

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
close-alt close collapse comment ellipsis expand gallery heart lock menu next pinned previous reply search share star