On 16th June 2009, members of the Milvus Group captured and ringed near Livada de Bihor (Bihor County) an adult female Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) with an aberrant colour.
This partially melanistic bird showed all black feathers on his head, but we could also detect blackish feathers on the back, chest and wings, and the general plumage has a darker shade than normal. It seems that all these anomalous characters have not hampered the bird in breeding, which showing retired, but still well visible hatching patch, which confirms the fact that this bird had laid eggs in this year.
In autumn 2008, Milvus Group was contacted and informed by Eugen Petrescu (SOR Tulcea), then by the Environmental Guard Bacău about the captive White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) which was kept at the Oneşti ZOO, belong to the local town hall. The circumstances regarding this bird’s origin have been not clear, we knew only poor information that two years ago this specimen was brought here somewhere from Danube Delta area. The environmental authorities have proposed to ZOO the releasing of the bird. Eugen Petrescu was contacted to suggest them a location in the Danube Delta, where will be possible to release the bird. Continue reading
The exhibition of the 1st International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest was opened on the 12th
of July, 2009 in the exhibition room of the Unitarian Church (no. 13, Bolyai Square), Târgu Mureş
and can be visited until Friday, 17th
of July. On the same occasion the winning ceremony took place.
The exhibition contains the winning pictures (Grand Prize and prizes I, II, III in two categories) and other 23 pictures selected for exhibition.
The awards ceremony for the 1st International “Milvus” Nature Photography Contest will take place in the exhibition room of the Unitarian Church (no. 13, Bolyai Square), Târgu Mureş, starting from 12 o’clock in 12th of July.
In the same room, the exhibition containing the best pictures chosen by the jury will be open to the public for a week.