The 4 great egrets

The 4 great egrets

by Haasz Zoltan, 15/12/2014
A local legend of the Lake Velencei of migrating birds.

There is a legend around Lake Velencei related to migrating birds and their connection to the lake. The story goes that a woman with her 3 daughters were held in Turkish (Ottoman) custody. Thanks to a miracle they turned into great egrets this allowed them to escape. It is believed that these 4 birds return the earliest to the Lake Velencei every spring.


Great White Egret in the Lake Velencei


Lake Velencei


Lake Velencei, Hungary


Kácsor László: A Velencei-tó 1984. (7.o.)