nest for the Sakers
Last week the colleagues of Nimfea Environmental
and Nature Conservation Association were shocked to see that
the poplar trees next to the grassland called Fehér-tó were
cut. Unfortunately there was no possibility to avoid logging
trees, including the tree holding a nest of Sakers.
In 2004 an artificial nest was put on one of
the poplars next to Fehér-tó, between Túrkeve and Kisújszállás,
and a breeding pair of Saker falcons (Falco cherrug) settled
in the nest and raised their chicks successfully in the last
two years. The pair of Sakers has been around this grassland
for the recent years, but now their nesting place was destroyed
by logging trees.
With the help of Hortobágy National Park and
E-on, the regional electricity provider a new artificial nest
was placed on a post close to the cut trees.
Hopefully the fast and efficient action will enable the Sakers
to successfully nest and breed next year!