How to rescue lost during the flight of pelicans in the Altai
In autumn birds are lost and are unable to fly away for the winter.
April 26, 2019 at 11:51
At the end of October in the Altai region ecologists have discovered seven pelicans: the birds flew in the winter, but are unable to cope with the strong West wind. However, the river has already started to cover with ice; moreover, it itself is not very rich in fish, and the fate of the pelicans has caused concern.
Ornithologists birds caught and placed in a special enclosure where they could spend the winter in a comfortable environment. A few weeks later, the situation repeated: lost three birds. Gale did not allow them to continue in the region came the real cold. “Today we reunite with other 7, will be nearly a football team” – said the ecologist Alexey Ebel.
After spending the winter in the center of the breeding, maintenance and rehabilitation of rare species of birds of prey “Taigun”, pelicans ate nearly three tons of fish, which were donated by the volunteers, businesses and public organizations. The care of birds was organized in such a way that they are not used to people: otherwise they would not be able to continue a normal life in the wild.
And here in the region spring came, and with it the time for nesting. April 23, environmentalists and experts of the Ministry of natural resources of the Altai territory carried out an operation for sending birds in their natural habitat in the reserve “the Pelican”. Before they got hitched two kinds of rings, if they fall at the photos in another part of the world can identify, and to understand their route. Now biologists just assume that they fly to southern China.
Lake Cabana, located on the territory of the reserve, was delivered 9 birds out of 10: one of the pelicans in the autumn was badly damaged. He didn’t let himself get caught until the 20-degree cold, but by this time the bird froze the tips of wings and legs. They developed necrosis, and fly Pelican can not, so he stayed in the center of “Taigun” under the supervision of experts. Look at newborn pelicans from the Moscow zoo.