Many of you will have noticed that the county is currently hosting more Twite than has been usual for the last few winters. Of the 51 birds in Thornham Harbour on 9th November, at least three were colour-ringed:
Blue/metal (left leg) X Blue/White (right leg) was ringed at Derby Delph, South Yorkshire on the 16th September 2014
Yellow/metal (left leg) X Yellow/White (right leg) was ringed at Derby Delph, South Yorkshire on the 29th September 2014
Orange/metal (left leg) X Blue/Blue (right leg) was ringed at Braich ty du, Snowdonia on 18th April 2014
The links with the south Pennines is well established but a bird from the tiny Welsh breeding population (estimated at only 30 pairs) is a great find.
Others are sure to be colour-ringed, so why not keep checking these and other birds and see what you can turn up.