During the first months of its life (from July to October) Bandi, the first Imperial Eagle from Romania equipped with a satellite transmitter https://goo.gl/swH0p7, stayed largely in Hungary https://goo.gl/Gl1xBi. In winter he continued to make short trips to previously unknown areas, but overall he spent most of the time in habitats already well known, such as in the neighbourhood of Gyomaendrőd town in Békés County (Hungary). Continue reading
Seven Spur-thighed Tortoise (Testudo graeca), one Hermann’s Tortoise (Testudo hermanni) and a European Pond Turtle (Emys orbicularis) have entered in the last six months in the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre of the Milvus Group Association and Vets4Wild. These turtles will be released into their natural habitats as soon as they recover from hibernation. Although all three species are protected by law, and capturing and possessing them is considered illegal, every year hundreds of turtles are sold especially on the online market. Continue reading
In Romania, the reptiles (thus the vipers too) hibernate in winter, so their annual activity period is from spring to autumn. But even during this period, the observations probability differs. Often snakes use common hibernacula, and that’s why in spring they may be crowded around the entry. These are the so called viper-nests people often speak about, and this is where you can observe spousal agglomerations as well. If one sees such a crowd (which is in fact a rarity), a misconception arises that the number of vipers increased! Continue reading
For several weeks we paid attention to what happens in the monitored nest. Slowly but surely, the nest is being built thanks to the tireless work of the two storks who have decided to make their “home” right in front of our eyes! These two storks have no colour rings. Continue reading
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It took her 49 days to reach Brașov county! The Lesser Spotted Eagle began its long journey on February the 11th, crossing the Equator in early March, the Suez Canal on March the 20th and the Bosporus one week later. As in the past three years, Arlie respected its spring migration itinerary from Namibia to Romania through: Zambia, Congo, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, Eritrea, Sudan, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. Arlie managed in two days to travel all over Bulgaria and Southern Romania to reach its nest.