10 April 2014

Laura the Satellite Tagged Baltic Gull still remains near Jizan – Records by Per Hansson

Laura the satellite tagged Baltic Gull still remains in the same area of the southwest of Saudi Arabia. She has spent the entire winter in a small area south of Jizan between the city and the Yemen boarder. Hopefully, she will start her retirn journey back to her breeding grounds soon and will return to Sweden where she bred last year. I was in Jizan last weekend but was limited on time or would have gone to look for her as her data has been very interesting. I did see adult Baltic Gulls in Jizan but in the city on the cornice and a photo of one is attached here, showing that Laura is not the only adult remaining in the Jizan area. It will be very interesting to se when she moves back and how quickly she does so. I thank Per for sending me details of the latest locations which are shown below.