Most resightings of colour-ringed Golden Plovers in the area are from birds ringed as adults in previous years. However in 2011 we colour-ringed some tens of Golden Plover chicks in the nest with green rings and an engraved two-letter code for individual recognition. Last year we had very few resightings due to the odd breeding season caused by the late spring and most of them were observed down in the delta feeding in the meadows while their breeding grounds were still snow covered.
This season, so far we have observed 5 of those birds ringed as chicks in 2011 in the same area where they were hatched, demonstrating the philopatry of the species. We still hope to have more observations of those birds during the rest of the season and keep track of their breeding.