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The number of Lesser Kestrels visiting the Lesser Kestrel Release and Adaptation Module in Sakar is getting increasingly bigger

The number of Lesser Kestrels visiting the Lesser Kestrel Release and Adaptation Module in Sakar is getting increasingly bigger

31.08.2015
This is what the daily observations by the project team implementing “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE11 NAT/BG/360 show.
 
Last week, the experts implementing Green Balkans’ project funded by the LIFE program of the European Union observed a total of 5 wild Lesser Kestrels.
These were 2 males, 2 females, and a juvenile bird recorded both on the Module and at the roosting site harboring some 30 birds from the newly established Lesser Kestrel colony in Sakar. As already known, all the birds were marked with special color ornithological rings making them easily identifiable. And those five birds (wild quests, as we call them) had no marking – another evidence of the fact that they belonged to some of the nearby colonies in Greece, Turkey, or the one found by Green Balkans in 2014 near Burgas.
The presence of birds from nearby colonies in the region of Sakar in groups of several individuals is another evidence of the connection between the colony established by Green Balkans and the older habitats of the species. This is an important fact related to the sustainable existence of the new colony in the future.
 
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