This particular bird has quite a story behind it. It is a lone bird that has returned to the very same garden that it was feeding in in February 2013 with as many as 100 others. We know this as it was ringed as a first winter female at that time. The rings confirm that it has returned. The very good owner of the house puts apples out for the birds to feed on, and must be commended for his superb work in doing so and alerting others to its presence on a daily basis.
This time the bird is on its own, but it was such a joy to see. I hope its not another four or five years until I see my next one.