I clicked on the attached photo and was delighted when it opened and I was able to confirm that it was one of "our" birds.
|Photo by Richard Bonser|
2AFD was ringed as an adult male at Antrim in February 2014. It wasn't recorded again until Gareth photographed it at Wakehurst Playing Fields in Ballymena in mid-November. It turned up back at Antrim two days later when it was seen by Paul Lynas and was recorded there throughout the winter until 22 March.
|2AFD at Antrim, 16 November 2014|
Photo by Gareth Platt
|Red - Antrim, NI|
Blue - Getlini, Riga, Latvia
This is only the second record we've had of a NI colour-ringed bird from outside of the UK, which has made my Monday!
Many thanks to Richard for reporting his sighting and for allowing me to use his photo.