2. Ringing the changes ……

April 2014 saw the first little terns return to UK sites and in May 2014 the project colour ringing programme began. To date 26 adults and 106 chicks have been ringed at 11 sites. As the rings are so small, we need to resight them using cameras and digiscopes. We are hearing about re-sighting up and down the country and from Ireland. In winter 2014/15 two little terns, spotted in the Gambia, were identified as being from the Winterton and Blakeney sites in Norfolk. In early 2016, two of the eight adults colour ringed in 2015 at Chesil Beach, Dorset were seen at the colony having returned from west Africa.

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