Our Feathered Friends, Hungary, Part 3, RenG
'Some birds you hardly see and when you see them it is in a flash, like the Golden Oriole. We have repeatedly heard this bird in Hungary, but never seen that it was two seconds in one place.
Unfortunately many species are also in decline, like the Turtle Dove for example. According to the State of Europe's Common Birds 2007 report, the European Turtle Dove population in Europe dropped by 62% in recent times. For the first time we saw the Turtle Dove in Hungary.
In the Netherlands is the Turtle Dove on the ‘Red List Species (RLS)’ , in the category: ‘vulnerable species that have declined and are rare to very rare’. The Black Tern is on the ‘RLS’ in the category: ‘endangered species, rare to very rare’.
There is also a list of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Ferruginous Duck is on their list, in the category: ‘near threatened’.
We are happy that we have seen these birds and want to share them with you.