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Askernish House Sparrows


Always Birding
Hi Bill,
L37 was ringed on 12th June 2016 as a juvenile and, as you say, last seen in Askernish in October (15th being my last date). True to form, this is another wandering juvenile that, like a handful of others in the past, have returned. Let's hope he stays to boost our numbers here.
Can't help but wonder where he's been all this time. perhaps someone has seen him?