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100 Lesser Kestrel Eggs in the Wildlife Centre

100 Lesser Kestrel Eggs in the Wildlife Centre

11.05.2017
The Lesser Kestrel in Green Balkans’ Wildlife Centre recorded their 100th egg! It the result of the love of two very young birds, that formed a pair this year.
 
“Because of the cooler spring, the breeding season of the small falcons was longer than expected. And if some pairs are expecting their offspring, others, like the heroes of our tale, are just forming families, or laying their firs eggs” Yordanka Vasileva, breeding programme assistant in the Centre, tells us.
 
Thanks to the video surveillance we have placed, the “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE 11 NAT/BG/360 project team has the ability to monitor the behaviour of the bird families in and out of the nestboxes day and night. Because of this we know exactly how many eggs are hatched by this moment. On the other hand we are still seeing copulations every day in the colonies, which is a clear sign, the we need to be expecting more eggs laid in the nests.

For further information, please contact:
Gradimir Gradev, Green Balkans, Project Manager
Lesser Kestrel Recovery, LIFE11 NAT/BG/360
Mobile: +359 885 609 289; Е-mail: ggradev@greenbalkans.org
 
The “Greater Chance for the Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) in Bulgaria” project was awarded the Moto-Pfohe’s Donor Programme for Preserving Natural and Cultural Heritage in Bulgaria!