The last three individuals of the European ground squirrel were observed this year on 17th October. It was in the locality with the most frequent occurrence of ground squirrel in Slovakia – Biele Vody near Muráň.
Red-footed falcon winters in South Africa. After the breeding season, which begins with the selection of the territory in April and ends with the leaving of the nests in July to August, our population also starts with the long way to the south.
Bird migration has begun - currently move Sub-Saharan migrants hibernating under the equator. The wandering strategy varies between species. Both adult and young individuals of Red-footed Falcon migrate even in several hundred-bit flocks. This year we have recorded a nesting of 25 pairs.
The area of Slovakia has network of electric lines with the total length approximately 35 thousand kilometers. A part of the electricity distribution system is also a transmission system consisting of metal pylons as supporting elements of overhead power lines. Pylons have long been used by birds as safe and suitable nesting sites. In this way a pair of Eurasian Hobby decided to nest. Energetics stopped the work in place, where these falcons nest, to allow them uninterrupted raising four chicks.