Noticing a bird with an orange ring, I assumed it was the bird which I ringed there earlier this winter but when I looked at a photo I managed to get, I realised that the code on the ring was 2ABT.
This bird was actually ringed in Ballyholme, Co. Down by Kerry Leonard when we were out on 24 January.
|Kerry with 2ABT in January|
Unfortunately it doesn't count as a recovery as it's only a movement of 22km (13.75m), but this is the first time one our colour-ringed birds has been recorded away from where it was ringed, so I'm delighted!
2ABH, the bird which I ringed at Sandy Bay on 21 January is still around too and I also managed to get a couple of snaps of it.
Both of these birds are adult males and are likely breeding birds from the colony on Blue Circle Island in Larne Lough.
|Ready for take-off!|