Three more nests of the European Roller have been found in Albania.
The species of bird which is experiencing a rapid population decline in Europe is migratory and travels from the southern part of Africa, across the Sahara, over the Mediterranean Sea, and into Europe to breed and raise their young.
Two years ago in Albania, a team from the Albanian Ornithological Society found a nest belonging to one of the birds but did not observe an individual. The sighting of this nest prompted a further investigation which led the team to find three new nests in the country.
The European Roller is usually discreet with its movements, making it hard to track. AOS said that the high level of its feeding activity during these months was crucial in helping them to pinpoint the location of the nests. Rollers would circle around the sky for a few moments before landing in their nests to feed their young.