More than 100 artificial nests of Lesser Kestrels near the Sakar village of Levka were inspected

Mai 31, 2021
More than 100 artificial nests, were checked within the 'Life for Lesser Kestrel' LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017 project in the area of ​​the Sakar village Levka, by the project team and students from the Trakia University, volunteers at the Green Balkans.

The inspection is another one carried out by our team, the reason for it is that we need to get a clear idea of ​​how many, in total, are the wild Lesser Kestrels pairs, occupying nests outside those we observe through specially built video surveillance.

As a result of the inspection, our team found that a total of about 25 are the Lesser Kestrels pairs in the area, 19 are in artificial nests, and the rest - in places outside our team's maintenance, most often in under-roof spaces.
The other "findings" we made during the inspection of the platforms were also interesting. They turned out to be a favorite breeding place for families and other birds in the area, such as little owls, scops owls, common starlings, and sparrows.

At the end of the day filled with so many bird adventures, volunteers, participants in it, interns at the Rescue Centre, as part of the 'Student Internships - Phase 2' project of the MES, funded by the Operational Program 'Science and Education for Smart Growth', assisted the veterinarians in the preventive examination of a herd of goats owned by breeders in the area.