I signed off with saying it would hopefully increase the number of reports of the bird, perhaps back in Germany.
Well, it appears to have worked....in April we received a report that the bird had indeed been seen, not in Germany but in Poland.
The bird was re-sighted at Swinoujscie near the German border at end of March, a great result and once again highlights the benefits of colour-ringing.
|Carrickfergus (yellow) - Ringing location|
Swinoujscie (red) - Re-sighting location
This was the second sighting since the bird was colour-ringed, having been recorded at Carrick Harbour in late February by Cameron Moore.