Rooks occupied Petofi Square (PHOTOS)

Oksana Shtefanyo, photo by Ya. Myisarosh for  11 February 2015 15:38  30591390 092364
Rooks occupied Petofi Square (PHOTOS)

During the day, the park on Petofi Square in Uzhgorod lives its everyday life. But when evening approaches, it seems that you are in the "Omen" movie - trees are littered with thousands of black birds that occasionally rise into the sky, and a loud cawing is heard in the air. This picture can be seen for more than two weeks... 

It turns out that rooks have come. The head of the Forestry Department of the Geography Faculty of UzhNU, ornithologist Ludwig Potish says that arriving of rooks at this time of the year is a common phenomenon. The migration season has began, birds fly considerable distances: 10-15 thousand kilometers. Those are migratory birds, so they are not going to stay in the city for long. 

Also, the ornithologist reminds that there is a risk of catching an exotic viral disease, because migratory birds are often carriers of many viral diseases. Thus, according to him, in the early 90s, in Perechyn district, the first case of Nile fever was recorded. Then, based on the results of ringing, scientists suggested that the viral disease was "brought" by swallows from North Africa.  

Rooks occupied Petofi Square (PHOTOS) (граки)

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