28 April 2009
The persistence of photographer Jerry O'Brien has paid of with these amazing set of images of a ringed Little Ringed Plover (BT02510). The bird has recently returned to a Berkshire site operated by Hadley's Recycling and Waste Management.
Over the last three breeding seasons, local ringers have worked with the company to protect the birds and have adjusted their working programme to accommodate them on more than one occasion.
We presumed this particular bird would have been ringed locally, so it was a surprise to find it had actually been ringed at Land's End, Cornwall, in April 2008! We get very few movements of LRPs, and this is only the 19th movement over 100km.