As yet we have been unable to get the scope on a ring, but both ranger Austin Smith and local resident Jimmy Skilling have reported sightings for the last two days. Without a ring number we cannot yet know whether Black 80 has returned, and indeed this bird may just be passing, but watch this space for further updates, or even better, get down and take a look yourself! The bright, cold, (occasionally) clear weather affords excellent views of the nest vicinity.
There is a tangible sense of excitement here that the ice cannot freeze out, and we'd be really pleased if you felt like sharing your own sightings or information here.
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