Today I heard the Eurasian hoopoe for the first time this spring. It was about the same time last year. The hoopoe is one our favourite summer birds with its beautiful colours. His call belongs to the Hungarian summer, as does the cuckoo and the golden oriole. The latter typically arrive in the 2nd half of April.
We hung up a nesting house for the hoopoe. It’s larger and has a bigger hole than the ones for the tit-size birds. Our farm and it’s environment is ideal for them, so we’re hopeful we’ll have a nesting pair with more to follow in the coming years. Looking forward to them.