First birds leave German bight

After the red-throated divers have been successfully equipped with loggers in the last weeks, most of them are still in the North Sea. However, some of them are already on their way to their breeding grounds, for example the red-throated diver with the logger number #53. The GPS coordinates of this bird were last recorded in the Gulf of Bothnia (see tracking map).

Photo: Red-throated diver with logger number #53 shortly before the release on the boat.

Note: The tracks of the red-throated divers can be seen in the tracking map. There is also a profile photo of the bird with information about the weight.