Chris Rollie of the RSPB added:
''ok, the bird that was at Threave until around noon today was identified positively by RSPB kite officer George Christie as a 2008 female from the east Scotland release scheme. It has one colour ring on left leg (silver over red) and a BTO type ring on right leg, but these can be notoriously difficult to see, as can the transmitter and aeriel. Anyway, it was last recorded in Stirlingshire last week.
The first sighting at threave last night was around 5pm by a farmer, whereas the last sighting I know of on the Solway was around 3.30 pm and it was heading west. So, it is almost certainly the same bird. Anyway, it was last seen around noon heading towards Kirkcudbright I gather''.