Ubul, the Red-footed male falcon captured last autumn in Dobruja to be fitted with a satellite transmitter so we could follow its path, reached Africa for the second time. After a collaboration of Milvus Group and several partner organizations in Hungary (MME/BirdLife Hungary, National Park Directorate Körös – Maros respectively Bükk National Park Directorate) Ubul was fitted with satellite transmitter last year, so his travels designed a full-year lifecycle providing valuable information for the professionals involved in the protection of the species.
Fall has come at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Sânsimion. With the coming of this season, in the centre coordinated by Milvus Group Association and Vets4Wild Association the “storks” season began.
A number of white storks were loose and they were housed and treated at our centre. We can only guess the causes of these weaknesses – it can be caused by various diseases or it may be just a weakness during migration. After a few weeks of rest and proper treatment, in September we have freed eight white storks and one black stork. Continue reading
Even though fall had showed its gloomy face, almost 60 persons gathered Thursday evening to take a figurative walk in the world of nature photographs, through breathless landscapes and amazing animal photos.
The opening of the 7th International Photography Contest for Nature “Milvus” was held at the Artists Union Gallery of Tîrgu-Mures in the presence of two of the winners: Lukács Gábor from Hungarian, the winner of the contest and Dorin Bofan designated as the best photographer from Romania. Continue reading
Dear stork friends we are ending a new season. The new webcam mounted this spring in Dumbrăvioara was a real success, 9469 was the maximum number of visitors on a single day. From totally 64865 computers, the webcam was accessed for 334342 times.
Here are the events in short:
Ornithologists from the “Milvus Group” and the Romanian Ornithological Society (BirdLife Romania) monitored the population of Lesser Spotted Eagles in areas in which have been known previously to be nesting, specifically in protected areas as the hills of Târnava and Niraj Valley, Hârtibaciu Valley and Făgăraș Mountain’s foothill. Continue reading
This year, the Milvus Group children camps were a real success. Totally, sixty children participated in two camps in Rigmani and Seliştat. The activities of the participants concentrated on active learning, even if they are on holidays, they learned to recognize large mammal traps in nature, visited the Milvus Rehabilitation Centre for birds and the Saxons historical church, built nest boxes and made jewellery from owl pellets. Continue reading
Members of the jury:
Tamás András AFIAP – RO, president of jury
Kerekes István EFIAP/p – HU
Dan Dinu AFIAP, PhotoLife – RO
79 photographers sent pictures from 13 countries
Section A (Free topic): 278 photos
Section B: (Macro): 174 photos
Here, you can see in detail how the ringing action took place earlier this week in Dumbrăvioara.
The footage also depicts the moment in which a stork chick was placed in an adopting nest. Enjoy!
*The date of ringing: 29.06.2015