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According to the people of Neaua (Mureș county), until two years ago there had not been a stork nest in the village for as long as anyone could remember. But in 2012, the first storks appeared and immediately started to build their nest. The breeding was successful in the first year, but in 2013 only one of the storks came back. As the nest was continuously added to over the last two years, it started to be too large and heavy for the electric pylon and he grew too close to the electric wires. Milvus Group decided that, to keep it safe and steady, the stork nest has to be arranged a special platform, placed on the top of the pylon. Continue reading
Arlie, the adult Lesser Spotted Eagle whose movements the Conservation of the Lesser Spotted Eagle LIFE project team have been tracking by satellite transmitter since last year, has started his spring migration northwards. The satellite information, charted using the Argos System, shows that between 8 and 11 am on the 14th February, he started flying North East from Namibia. By the 17th, he had travelled 650km, bringing him near the border of Zambia.
This year “Milvus Group” Bird and Nature Protection Association, together with the Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR) organized again the annual census of wintering waterfowl (Midwinter Waterbird Census) in Romania. The main period of observations was between the 10th and 31st of January, but because it coincided with another, broader survey organized this winter, the last observation day was 4th of February. The International Waterbird Census (IWC) is coordinated by Wetlands International and it is organized every year in most countries of the world. Continue reading
As part of the national Eurasian Beaver, European Otter and European Mink survey project („Elaborarea seturilor de măsuri de management, la nivel național, pentru speciile Castor fiber, Lutra lutra și Mustela lutreola”) camera traps were placed to riverbanks to observe moments from otters life and observe their behaviour on different rivers in the country.
A camera trap is remotely activated camera which enables to make pictures of animals in wild.
Analysing the images besides otter many other species can be found in the videos. We selected a few from the most interesting videos:
Face to face with an otter (Lutra lutra):
Here you can download the forms:
formularul 200, formularul 230
Asociația „Grupul Milvus”
CF: RO 14198928
The deadline for submitting the forms is 23 May 2014
Over the past few days, members of Milvus Group have mounted 20 nestboxes for Tengemalm’s Owl (Aegolius funereus) in the Gurghiu and Giurgeu Mountains, the areas where during this spring we noted the presence of the species. Continue reading