2 of these were already ringed and were found to have been originally ringed as chicks in 1999 at the same site. This was the first time we had been able to prove that locally hatched Little Terns returned to the site to breed.
We also caught one with a UK ring on. We have now received the original ringing details of NV95538 which had been ringed as a chick in the colony at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk on 24th July 1998.
NV95538 - hatched in Norfolk and now a breeding adult in Isle of Man