This was one of two birds we have had turn up at Riga. The other, ringed as an adult male at Antrim in February 2014, was also recorded in April 2015 (see here) and was seen back at Antrim last year where it spent the winter.
|2AFD at Riga, Latvia in April 2015|
Photo by Richard Bosner
We have been waiting to see if 2AFD would return to Antrim again this year and last week, as predicted, Gary recorded the bird during his weekly visit.
|2AFD at Antrim, November 2016|
Photo by Gary Platt
This once again illustrates how faithful these birds are to their wintering sites and how predictable they can become.
Now that it is turning a bit colder, we must find the time to get out and try catch a few wintering birds. Who knows, we might get a few more turning up at Riga!