We just got the news from our friend, Marjo Glerum, that on the 3rd of February he resighted one of the White Storks (Ciconia ciconia) ringed by members of the Milvus Group, along with birds from Poland and Sweden in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. The stork was ringed byKósa Ferenc and Daróczi J. Szilárd on the 29th of June, 2012 as a chick in nest near Ernei, Mureș County! The bird is still, having more than 3000 kms ahead. Storks usually arrive in mid-Transylvania around 25th of March. Spring is on the way
The Lesser Spotted Eagles, the Rollers, Red-footed Falcons, White Storks and other migratory birds are on their way to the nesting areas in Europe. We expect to see them in Romania, from April, but the first storks can be seen already this month.
The migration routes of these birds are different but also alike too! Here are a few: Continue reading →
This winter we have been contact more often than ever before by people who seeing White Storks on the field or on the nest. They call to ask for our help to save the bird. But mostly these birds are healthy and they don`t need our help. Continue reading →
The number of birds arriving at the Rehabilitation Centre has increased considerably between April and June. The majority of the newcomers are young fledglings, from species whose main developmental period spans spring and early summer. Continue reading →
Earlier in July, Milvus Group was contacted by the representative of a stork migration research project from Germany (www.movebank.org) who asked us to find a young White Stork equipped with a GPS-logger in the Casin Depression (Harghita county). The team from Germany sent us the equipment to download the migration data from the logger. Continue reading →
Interesting discovery in the stork nest from Dumbravioara, during the night from 22rd to 23th of April: the “male” who occupied the nest (as we supposed, because usually males are occupying the nests) is actually a female. She laid the first egg at 03:57 a.m.
After only two hours, at 05:51 a.m. she throws the egg from the nest.
Seems like that we are witnessing the same events as last year (Link). Stay with us and watch the “soap opera” from the stork nest from Dumbravioara…
No one would have thought in 1991, when 7 enthusiastic ornithologist friends got together in the kitchen of Mr. Szombath Zoli, that the herein founded Milvus Group will still exist after 20 years, even more, it will be one of the most important and recognized nature protection associations in Romania, with hundreds of members, with many employees and with many achievements – which we tried to sum up, but it is impossible to include it all in this short report.
In the last period more and more people are contacting the Milvus Group – Bird and Nature Protection Association, asking for help to protect the storks. Usually they are asking us to set up a rack for a nest, which is on an electrical pylon (e.g. Valea Nirajului, Ocna de Sus etc.). In some cases they are informing us about that some nests are in danger, sometimes even the coworkers from and electrical firm, without no reason, are removing them. In every situation we try to give our best and to solve the established, often unpleasant and weird so called problems.