Dave Clifton had tagged the small bird near his Staffordshire home
Weeks later on holiday 1,500 miles away in Portugal he captured same bird
Mr Clifton was part of a group catching migrating birds to check tags to see where they had flown from in Europe while making their way to Africa
Chances of catching the same bird twice are almost incalculable
PUBLISHED: 00:28, 25 November 2014 | UPDATED: 00:29, 25 November 2014
A British birdwatcher enjoying a sunshine holiday in Portugal thought he was experiencing a case of deja vu when he captured a tiny bird.
When Dave Clifton examined the identification ring on the leg of the blackcap he thought it bore an uncanny similarity to the one he had ringed weeks earlier.
But that was 1,500 miles away close to his home Staffordshire and the chances of capturing the same bird twice are almost incalculable.