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An owl colony takes over a commune in Romania


The little commune of Slobozia hosts 100 owls, from which 60 live in the mayor’s yard. The owls have started coming in the area in the last 10 years when the winter began. According to the Ornithological Association comes every year to count them and photograph them.

The mayor believes that the owls come in his yard because of the fir trees which offer them warmth during the winter. However, the ornithologists believe that the birds come here because of food. Mirela Ridiche has pointed out that people’s sheds have wheat and corn deposits and these attract rodents, which are a source of food for the owls. The mayor was curious about the owls’ behaviour and he became a member of the Ornithological Association of Arges.