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Spring in the Lake

Apr. 24, 2021
Spring came to Pomorie Lake and with it began the interesting observations in this such a valuable salt lagoon. Along with the increased migration of thousands of birds moving north to their nesting habitats, the nesting season in the lake has begun. Courtship behaviour, occupation of territory, brooding behaviour and many songs are the spring picture here.

Our team managed to register two nests of a species so numerous in winter, but rarely found as nesting here - the coot (Fulica atra). There are also brooding birds in the nests of the mute swan (Cygnus olor). This reminds us to ask you not to perform near the lake activities that could disturb the birds. Let us not forget that the morality of a civilized society is measured by its respect for life.

And while some are already brooding, others are still travelling to their nests. Flocks of tens of thousands of White and Black storks, buzzards and other birds of prey have been observed flying over the lagoon on their long and uncertain journey north. For some of them, as you know, such wetlands, like Pomorie Lake, are a life-saving stop for replenishing the energy reserves necessary for this exhausting journey.

Other interesting observations in the lagoon are - Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Short-toed snake eagle (Circaetus gallicus), Booted eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus), high numbers of the species Spotted redshank (Tringa erythropus), flocks of colorful Ruff (Calidris pugnax), Collared pratincole (Glareola pratincola), a flock of migratory birds of the globally endangered Ferruginous duck (Aytia nyroca) and others.

The monitoring of Pomorie Lake’s fauna is carried out within the project " Conservation of Pomorie Lake coastal lagoon", with the support of the financial instrument LIFE of the European Union.