A hoopoe holds a bug snack in its beak in Hortobágy National Park in Pusztaszer, Hungary, in May 2008.Photograph courtesy Markus Varesvuo

Hoopoe (Upupa epops) with insect prey in beak, Pusztaszer, Hungary Picture: Markus Varesvuo / Rex Features

A pair of European Bee-eater checking nest-hole, Hortobagy, Hungary

A pair of European Bee-eater checking nest-hole - Hortobagy - Hungary

lasinombre:    Hoopoe - Hortobagy - Hungary 2012_S4E2323 by fveronesi1 on Flickr.

lasinombre: Hoopoe - Hortobagy - Hungary 2012_S4E2323 by fveronesi1 on Flickr.

Red-footed falcon (Falco vespertinus) mating pair, Hortobagy NP, Hungary  Picture: Markus Varesvuo / Rex Features

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Now be careful darling, first of all, wings out like mine.

Hortobagy National Park - Cranes birds - Darumadar Hungary

Hungarian Cranes=Daru bird, in Hungarian National Park

Photo Bee eater by Marcel Out on 500px

Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) living up to its name.

Rotfußfalke im Nationalpark Hortobágy in der ungarischen Puszta.

Rotfußfalke im Nationalpark Hortobágy in der ungarischen Puszta.

Hortobagy, Hungary first national park in Hungary, home to 342 species of bird. Bird watcher's paradise.

Hortobagy, Hungary first national park in Hungary, home to 342 species of bird.

Uno stormo di gru in volo sopra Hortobagy, Ungheria, novembre 2008 (AP Photo/MTI,Tibor Olah)

Uno stormo di gru in volo sopra Hortobagy, Ungheria, novembre 2008 (AP Photo/MTI,Tibor Olah)

Rallenreiher im Nationalpark Hortobágy in der ungarischen Puszta.

Rallenreiher im Nationalpark Hortobágy in der ungarischen Puszta.

Great Bustards are one of the main avian attractions of the Hortobágy, Hungary (János Oláh)

Great Bustards are one of the main avian attractions of the Hortobágy, Hungary (János Oláh)

Mesebeli Hortobágy – a puszta nyáron | Életszépítők

Mesebeli Hortobágy – a puszta nyáron | Életszépítők

Ponds dug by hand in the early-20th century for rearing fish near Hortobagy have since reverted to wilderness. They're now one of Europe's most important wetlands, providing a home to birds such as spoonbills.

Ponds dug by hand in the century for rearing fish near Hortobagy have since reverted to wilderness. They're now one of Europe's most important wetlands, providing a home to birds such as spoonbills.

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