Monday, July 14, 2008

Dutch GPS Tagged LBB Gulls

Hi Hans / Gerard
Have looked at the Google Maps again and have found one of your LBB Gulls (41762) which is currently not too far away from us here in West Yorkshire. It is was yesterday at Kirkthorp just east of Wakefield and flying at 312deg bearing...... but looks to be loafing around this area. Will keep a special eye on this one to see where it gets. If it continues WNW it will end up over us at Oxenhope / Wilsden (zoom in and you will see these places on the aerial photograph!) and that will be interesting.


Re: Wilsden 13-07-2008

Dave and others,

I see regular moving LBB gulls in England. Last year a number of LBB gulls were attached with GPS-PTT's in the Netherlands. Several of these gulls used your country as a stopover site before moving to Spain. One bird even wintered in southern England. You can follow the gulls, with nearly daily updates on:

and select the different google earth kml files of the Kleine Mantelmeeuw (LBB gull).

Have fun with following also the other birds on the website.

Best regards,

Hans van Gasteren