The Lesser Kestrels are leaving….

Aug. 13, 2021
This year, too, the time came for the Lesser Kestrel to leave their native places in our country and take the long road of migration!

The noisy colony of the species in the Sakar village of Levka is now quiet and deserted, and there is only one bird in the newly found colony around the Rescue Centre in Stara Zagora!

Here is a quick balance that our team made for the past breeding season:
  • About 25 couples lived in the colony in Levka and over 5 couples were registered in the new colony in Stara Zagora. We are happy to note that the number of couples in Levka is 5 more than last year!
  • Of all the couples, including those living within the aviaries at the Rescue Centre, a total of 120 hatchlings were hatched and raised.
  • For the first time, we applied the method of releasing overwintered birds, through which 26 Lesser Kestrel, hatched at the Rescue Center in 2020, were released!
  • Two birds were marked with a satellite transmitter. All hatchlings and released birds were marked with ornithological and gray with a black inscription PVC rings! The latter was especially determined and made for Bulgaria, for the 'Life for Lesser Kestrel' LIFE19 NAT/BG/001017 project.
So, good luck and see you in the spring!