Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Latvia to Lurgan...again!

It's been a couple of weeks since the last blog post, but there has been plenty happening. I will try to post a couple of updates this week, but the first happening is the return of 2BPP.

Regular followers of the blog will remember the two birds ringed at Lough Neagh which were subsequently seen at Riga in Latvia in April (see here and here).

The first of these, 2AFD was re-sighted at Antrim back at the start of November (see here) and we've been patiently keeping an eye out to see if 2BPP would also return.

And return it did! Last week, I got a text message from Gareth to tell me he had photographed the bird at Kinnego Marina on the southern shore of Lough Neagh near Lurgan. 

Photos by Gareth Platt

This bird had originally been ringed in Latvia and a Northern Irish colour-ring was added last winter.