In March we started the broadcasting of three nests of white stork families in the Samokov villages of Yarlovo and Dragushinovo.
The camera, which was installed in 2017 in a stork’s nest in the village of Yarlovo, broadcasts live at the following link: https://bit.ly/381GAYc.
Another pair of white storks is nesting near them, which we will observe for the first time this year. They are named Todor and Todorka in honor of Mr. Todor, who constructed the platforms for their nests. You can see them here: https://bit.ly/3NvNWnc
The link to the camera of the other stork family in the village of Dragushinovo is the following: https://bit.ly/3M0zDG8 Draga and Drago are already enjoying the first hatched juveniles, which are currently three in number. We have been watching the life of this family since 2019 – laying eggs, hatching the young and the dedicated care of the parents for them.
In April we started broadcasting from the nest of a Common Scops-owl. The nest is located near Poda Protected Area. The two cameras in it aim not only to connect us with the life of this secret bird, but also to collect new scientific data on the behavior of the species, necessary for planning activities for its conservation. We expect the nest to be occupied soon. Last year, 4 juveniles were successfully grown in it. Like the previous spring, this one is often visited by European edible dormouse. Both cameras transmit from the entrance of the nest and inside it.
An online video camera connects us live with one of the richest places in Europe in terms of diversity of bird species – Poda Protected Area near Bourgas. The view from the camera cannot replace a live presence when visiting our nature conservation center, but it allows us to take a real-time look at the lakes and their inhabitants: https://youtu.be/x854Oa3iGaM
For the eleventh year in a row, we are broadcasting live from the nest of a pair of Egyptian vultures near the town of Provadia. Since 2012, they have raised a total of 15 juveniles and we hope to witness the laying of eggs, hatching of the new generation, and the dedicated care of parents. Watch them live on the website of the LIFE project “Egyptian Vulture New LIFE”: www.LifeNeophron.eu
The installation of the two cameras in storks’ nests is part of the conservation activities under the LIFE project LIFE BIRDS ON POWER LINES, implemented by Electrodistribution Grid West AD in partnership with the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds.
The online monitoring of the nest of a Common Scops-owl is carried out in cooperation with the National Museum of Natural History – BAS and Global Owl Project (GLOW). The purchase of technical means for monitoring and documentation became possible thanks to Moto-Pfohe’s Donation Programme for preservation of natural and cultural heritage.