But, let's explain in more detail!
Lesser Kestrel is a species that migrates and in winter they inhabit warm countries. That is why they, like storks, are harbingers of spring. Every year we, from Green Balkans, celebrate the onset of spring by the first Lesser Kestrel that comes to the Centre for Environmental Activities of the Sakar village Levka.
And, this year we have some interesting, new, moments:
- The first bird is a female! Until the moment, the championship was held by a male, but in birds as well as in humans there are elements of emancipation!
- This year the first Lesser Kestrel appeared about 10 days earlier! In previous years we have registered the first Lesser Kestrel around February 20-25th!
- This is the earliest registered bird returning from migration since the beginning of our work on returning the species to our country, more than 7 years ago!
But let's see which is DS?
It is a bird hatched in Bulgaria's first colony of the species for decades, in the village of Levka in the distant, already, 2017. The same year was marked by our team with a ring. The bird was registered in the colony last year as well, and it had its offspring!
So, yesterday spring came!