After a month when I have just had the occasional Brambling in the garden, today I managed to catch and ring 10. The 11th was already ringed, (a control), and to my surprise was a bird which I had ringed here in December 2013 - so 3 years and a few days later it was back in Welshpool. Reviewing my previous foreign controls I have had birds from/to Denmark, Holland and Norway, so I think this bird has probably crossed the North Sea 7 times. When first caught it was a first winter female, and now is in its fourth winter.
I attach a photo of one of the males from today.