April always sees a huge number of White Wagtails roosting on the Teifi marsh on migration, as many as 250 some nights.
Once again this evening we were out by Mallard hide ringing a sample of them.
Only 11 caught tonight before a Sparrowhawk moved all the wagtails and Hirundines away from that area of the reed bed.
A star bird though was already ringed. A quick check on the data base on my phone (and also looked up by Richard on his phone at Long Point Bird Observatory in Canada!!) confirmed that it was a bird ringed by us one year ago almost to the day, 16th April 2014.
Known adult birds are always worth taking an extra good look at the moult.
Footnote: Pub-quiz trivia - the White Wagtail is the national bird of Latvia. (ed.CJ)