We got an email from Salva Garcia today with sightings of 76 colour ringed Lesser Black-backed Gulls recorded amongst a flock of over 7000 birds in Malaga Harbour, SPAIN this morning!
Amongst the list was one of our birds - Orange X84:M, ringed as a chick near the Point of Ayre on the 1st July this year.
View Lesser Black-backed Gull X84:M in a larger map
Thanks very much to Salva for sending the sighting to us, he has a superb blog which can be viewed from this link - http://www.alborancoast.blogspot.com .
Our friend Paul Veron from Guernsey recently visited Malaga himself with Salva and you can read his blog entry about his visit on this link - http://guernseygulls.blogspot.com/2011/11/fantastic-weekend-in-malaga-spain.html
This is our third LBB Gull re-sighted in Spain this Autumn, not a bad reporting rate considering we have only colour ringed 11 LBBG's so far in our large Gull project!!