The first returning Common Terns were reported in southern England today.
We have been colour ringing chicks at Watermead Country Park Leicestershire since 2014 and the first of these birds are likely to be heading home this spring.
Colour rings are Lime/ Pale Green with a black code and on the birds left leg. The codes UO1 to U37 were fitted on birds in 2014 and will hopefully be the ones returning this summer. The 2015 birds have codes U38 to U66 and these should start returning in 2017.
Please report any sightings through European colour-ring Birding http://www.cr-birding.org/node/2640