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While migratory birds generally head South before November, due to the unusually warm and long fall, they haven't left Hungary yet, report RTLklub.hu.
The birds, however, are not in danger even if temperatures drop suddenly. Storks are capable of flying hundreds of kilometers in a short time. The "lazier" of the birds might even stay throughout the winter if temperatures remain mild.
"If the winter isn't harsh, and some corn remains in the fields, it is possible that a few hundred birds might stay," said László Kotymán environmentalist.
In early December, some 11,000 storks were counted in the Körös-Maros National Park, a very unusual statistic for this time of the year. Should cold weather set in, the birds are capable of reaching the warmer Mediterranean area in just a few hours.
Usually, the storks usually arrive at their summer homes in Europe in late march and early April. There are two varieties indigenous to Hungary, the White Stork (Fehér Gólya) and the Black Stork (Fekete Gólya).