„Panni” built her nest, „Gabi” left her favorite Italian island, „Vasvári” travelled Greece back and forth, „Viktorija” reached the Baltic Sea coming all the way from Macedonia – satellite tagged Imperial Eagles keep breaking records and keep surprising us.
Our earlier announcement for volunteering to guard nests of Imperial Eagles was quite successful. Almost hundred people applied for the season start in April. Thank to them, we could organize guarding camps in the Jászság, the Hevesi-sík and the Nagy-Sárrét at once.
The night before yesterday, a Beech Marten was caught on tape, and broadcasted live on the internet, climbing up a huge Imperial Eagle’s nest at the height of a 20 m, and ate the eggs of the Kestrel pair nesting there. Martens are widespread in Hungary, they are very clever and regularly prey on bird nests, nevertheless, it is hard to observe and as far as we know, this behaviour has never been recorded in their natural environment.
All three chicks of Emese and Hunor, the White-tailed Eagle pair, have disappeared overnight from the nest on March 27th. What could cause their disappearance, human or animal?
We have already reported about the newly licensed veterinarian preparations in Italy and Spain. Similar product, containing diclofenac, killed 99% of the vulture populations in India and Pakistan within a few decades. MME/Birdlife sent a letter to the Secretaries for Environment, Nature Conservation, Food Chain Supervision and Agriculture Administration at the Ministry of Rural Development.
The 11th National Eagle Census was organized by MME/Birdlife in collaboration with Directorates of National Parks and other NGOs.
The veterinary drug that almost completely wiped out vultures in southern Asia has been found on sale in the EU.
The 21st Arms, Angling and Hunting International Exhibition was held at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center again, between February 13th-16th. MME also participated in this event with its HELICON LIFE+ Programme.
MME, in collaboration with the Hortobágyi, Bükki and Körös-Maros National Park Directorates, has announced its action of nest guarding again this year, in certain SPAs, within the framework of HELICON LIFE+ project.
Conservationists and filmmakers follow the lives of Imperial Eagles through hidden cameras from their warm and cozy homes. They are not alone. More than 90.000 other people also chose to watch their everyday life in the Jászság area. The cameras were deployed by MME and Filmjungle.eu Society in collaboration with Hortobágyi National Park. While watching the live show, filmmakers noticed something strange happening.