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…

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