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The first Saker falcons hatched at the Green Balkans Rescue Center

The first Saker falcons hatched at the Green Balkans Rescue Center

07.04.2021
Today, early in the morning, the first Saker falcons for this year at the Green Balkans Rescue Center hatched!
They are two and are a generation of the Saker falcons pair - Luna and Dobri, inhabiting the aviaries of the Rescue Centre.

A curious feature is that the falcons hatched in the incubators of the Centre after they and nearly 30 other eggs were moved from their parents' nesting platforms two weeks ago.

In addition to the two new hatchlings, there are two more eggs from the same parents in the incubators, but that's not all, because after their transfer the copulations of the adults have continued and there are currently four more eggs in the nest.

This was also the plan of the 'Reintroduction of the Saker falcons in Bulgaria' project team - to raise more young without increasing the number of parental pairs, imitating the incidents with the eggs that often befall wild couples!

We currently have 2 hatchlings, a total of 37 eggs in the incubators and another 19 in the pairs in the Center's aviaries.

And the little fluffs - they are in excellent health, in good condition, and with an enviable appetite!

The 'Reintroduction of the Saker Falcon in Bulgaria' project is funded by Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Fund and Armeec JSC