|2AAR at Antrim, 11 Oct 2015 Photo by Gareth Platt|
This bird was ringed at Antrim in 2012 and subsequently seen on breeding grounds in Poland (see here).
Below is a list of this particular birds return dates to Antrim:
2013 - 20th October
2014 - 17th October
2015 - 11th October
2ACX, which was last seen on the same date in March as 2AAR, also returned this week, suggesting it too breeds on the continent.
|Photo by Gareth Platt|
It will be interested to see when / if the two birds recorded in Lithuania earlier this year turn up back on Lough Neagh in coming weeks.