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Longevity records for Britain & Ireland in 2009
 

The records listed below are for longevity records reported as BTO ring recoveries up to the end of 2009. New longevity records are highlighted. (You can also view longevity records of birds ringed in Europe collated by Euring and in North America collated by the Bird Banding Lab.)

NOTES
Longevity: The elapsed time (in years, months and days) between the dates of ringing and recovery is given for each bird. This represents a minimum age, especially for birds ringed as adults. Note the Euring website gives an estimate of actual age at recovery (to the nearest month), not the actual elapsed time.
Date of recovery: When the date of recovery is not accurate c. (circa) is inserted before the date. When the date of recovery is unknown, the date of the letter or the post-mark is given in brackets.
Confidential sites: When either the site of ringing or of finding is confidential the co-ordinates given are not accurate.
Incomplete ring numbers: Where a full ring number is not known, the missing digits are indicated_.

 
The following table lists the species with five oldest recoveries, for Non-passerines and Passerines separately:
Non Passerines Passerines
49 yr 11 m 5 d Manx Shearwater (in 2003) 22 yr 11 m 0 d Rook (in 2005)
41 yr 11 m 23 d Razorbill (in 2004) 21 yr 8 m 23 d Magpie (in 1947)
40 yr 10 m 16 d Fulmar (in 1992) 17 yr 11 m 15 d Raven (in 2000)
38 yr 7 m 7 d Pink-footed Goose (in 1998) 17 yr 7 m 14 d Carrion/Hooded Crow (unspecified) (in 2009)
37 yr 4 m 16 d Gannet (in 1998) 17 yr 7 m 25 d Starling (in 2001)

Mute Swan  Cygnus olor     26 years 9 months 22 days
 
Z40808 Adult Female 03-08-1978    Mid Loch Ollay, South Uist: 5715'N 722'W (Western Isles)
Dead 25-05-2005    Loch Bi, South Uist: 5722'N 722'W (Western Isles)   13km   N
 
Bewick's Swan  Cygnus columbianus     20 years 3 months 9 days
 
Z20874 Adult Male 20-11-1968    Slimbridge: 5144'N 225'W (Gloucestershire)
Alive  (resighted) 01-03-1989    Bitter, Hagenow: 5310'N 113'E (Schwerin) Germany   926km   E (Map)
 
Whooper Swan  Cygnus cygnus     23 years 3 months 7 days
 
Z43025 Adult Female 17-01-1980    Caerlaverock: 5458'N 329'W (Dumfries & Galloway)
Field sighting 24-04-2003    Lautir, Reykjadalur, Sudur-Thingeyjar: 6543'N 1722'W Iceland   1,413km   NNW (Map)
 
Pink-footed Goose  Anser brachyrhynchus     38 years 7 months 7 days
 
1007952 Adult 29-10-1959    Dunning: 5618'N 335'W (Tayside)
Dead 05-06-1998    Gladhouse Reservoir: 5546'N 38'W (Lothian Region)   66km   SSE (Map)
 
White-fronted Goose  Anser albifrons     18 years 9 months 22 days
 
1193309 First-year Male 27-11-1985    North Slob: 5221'N 625'W (Wexford)
Freshly dead  (shot) 18-09-2004    Stora-Hildisey, Austur Landeyjar, Rangarvalla: 6337'N 2015'W Iceland   1,490km   NNW (Map)
 
Greylag Goose  Anser anser     18 years 8 months 2 days
 
5020971 First-year Female 08-02-1966    Isle of Bute, Firth of Clyde: 5550'N 55'W (Strathclyde)
Freshly dead  (shot) 10-10-1984    Stapi,lytingsstadahr,, Skagafjordur: 6527'N 1918'W Iceland   1,316km   NW (Map)
 
Canada Goose  Branta canadensis     31 years 10 months 29 days
 
5067777 Nestling 28-06-1975    Aqualate Mere, Newport: 5247'N 220'W (Staffordshire)
Field sighting 27-05-2007    University of York: 5356'N 13'W (North Yorkshire)   154km   NE (Map)
 
Barnacle Goose  Branta leucopsis     26 years 11 months 11 days
 
1061347 Adult Female 04-10-1977    Caerlaverock: 5458'N 326'W (Dumfries & Galloway)
Freshly dead  (disease) 15-09-2004    Caerlaverock: 5458'N 331'W (Dumfries & Galloway)   6km   W
 
Brent Goose  Branta bernicla     28 years 2 months 12 days
 
GP86044 First-year Female 23-02-1973    Anew Don: 5138'N 046'E (Essex)
Freshly dead  (shot) 05-05-2001    Vilgovskoe O/Kh, Prionezhskiy District: 6148'N 3250'E (Karelia) Russia   2,245km   ENE (Map)
 
Egyptian Goose  Alopochen aegyptiaca     3 years 9 months 16 days
 
1092792 Adult Female 09-07-2002    Walton-on-Thames: 5123'N 026'W (Surrey)
Field sighting 25-04-2006    Shepperton Marina: 5123'N 026'W (Surrey)   0km  
 
Shelduck  Tadorna tadorna     24 years 8 months 21 days
 
GM96505 Nestling 22-07-1968    Ythan Estuary, Aberdeen: 5719'N 21'W (Grampian Region)
Dead c. 12-04-1993    Betweeen Peterhead, & Fraserburgh: 5737'N 149'W (Grampian Region)   35km   NNE (Map)
 
Mandarin Duck  Aix galericulata     10 years 4 months 25 days
 
FA00079 First-year Male 15-01-1989    Slimbridge: 5144'N 224'W (Gloucestershire)
Dead 09-06-1999    Slimbridge: 5144'N 224'W (Gloucestershire)   0km  
 
Wigeon  Anas penelope     34 years 7 months
 
AT71365 First-year Male 15-02-1962    Abberton Reservoir: 5149'N 051'E (Essex)
Freshly dead  (shot) 15-09-1996    Pionerskiy, Sovetskiy District: 6118'N 6248'E (Khanty-Mansi) Russia   3,913km   ENE (Map)
 
Gadwall  Anas strepera     21 years 3 months 29 days
 
AT83971 Adult Male 17-07-1965    Abberton, Colchester: 5149'N 050'E (Essex)
Freshly dead  (shot) 15-11-1986    Voyennes: 4946'N 259'E (Somme) France   273km   SE (Map)
 
Teal  Anas crecca     18 years 20 days
 
EF22759 Juvenile Female 02-10-1970    Abberton, Colchester: 5149'N 050'E (Essex)
Freshly dead  (shot) 22-10-1988    Hyde Marsh: 5138'N 040'E (Essex)   23km   SSW (Map)
 
Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos     20 years 5 months 17 days
 
GM24822 First-year Male 08-09-1965    Peakirk, Peterborough: 5239'N 013'W (Cambridgeshire)
Alive  (predated) 25-02-1986    Steeple: 5142'N 047'E (Essex)   126km   SSE (Map)
 
Pintail  Anas acuta     15 years 11 months 20 days
 
FS02578 First-year 24-09-1970    Nacton, Ipswich: 521'N 115'E (Suffolk)
Dead 13-09-1986    Volkhovsky: 5955'N 3228'E (Leningrad) Russia   2,123km   ENE (Map)
 
Garganey  Anas querquedula     14 years 6 months 15 days
 
EC74458 Juvenile Female 30-07-1967    Abberton, Colchester: 5149'N 050'E (Essex)
Freshly dead  (shot) 14-02-1982    Lac Niangaye, Niger Inundation Zone: 1550'N 35'W Mali   4,013km   S (Map)
 
Shoveler  Anas clypeata     22 years 7 months 24 days
 
FA00041 Adult Male 15-09-1986    Slimbridge: 5143'N 225'W (Gloucestershire)
Freshly dead  (shot) 09-05-2009    Le Crotoy, Baie de Somme: 5012'N 136'E (Somme) France   328km   ESE (Map)
 
Red-crested Pochard  Netta rufina     7 years 6 months 25 days
 
940448 Adult Male 02-06-1958    Abberton, Colchester: 5149'N 050'E (Essex)
Alive  (trapped) 27-12-1965    Tunbridge Wells: 518'N 016'E (Kent)   85km   SSW (Map)
 
Pochard  Aythya ferina     22 years 10 days
 
GK61258 Adult Female 05-09-1977    Abberton Reservoir, near Colchester: 5149'N 050'E (Essex)
Freshly dead  (shot) 15-09-1999    near Zhelyavski Canal, near Izmail: 4521'N 2851'E (Odessa) Ukraine   2,177km   ESE (Map)
 
Tufted Duck  Aythya fuligula     24 years 3 months 13 days
 
FR84887 First-year Male 27-01-1985    Peakirk, Peterborough: 5239'N 015'W (Cambridgeshire)
Freshly dead  (shot) 10-05-2009    Verkhniy Chov: 6144'N 5041'E (Komi Assr) Russia   3,211km   ENE (Map)
 
Scaup  Aythya marila     8 years 4 months 30 days
 
AJ26447 First-year Male 07-01-1963    : 5718'N 20'W (Aberdeen)
Freshly dead  (shot) 06-06-1971    : 6536'N 7248'E (Yamal-Nenets) Russia   4,051km   ENE (Map)
 
Eider  Somateria mollissima     35 years 6 months 26 days
 
942932 Adult Male 06-10-1958    Ythan Estuary, Newburgh: 5719'N 20'W (Grampian Region)
Dead 02-05-1994    Ythan Estuary, Newburgh: 5719'N 20'W (Grampian Region)   0km  
 
Long-tailed Duck  Clangula hyemalis     20 years 4 days
 
SS68635 Adult Male 21-10-1967    : 5932'N 137'W (Fair Isle)
Freshly dead  (shot) 25-10-1987    Jamalinlahti, Lieksa: 6320'N 2954'E (Kuopio) Finland   1,724km   ENE (Map)
 
Common Scoter  Melanitta nigra     13 years 2 months 27 days
 
GF67015 Full-grown Male 10-03-1996    Borth: 5229'N 44'W (Dyfed)
Freshly dead  (shot) 06-06-2009    Island Lyuymos, River Ob, Priuralskiy District, Yamal-Nenets: 6620'N 6615'E (Tyumen) Russia   4,202km   ENE (Map)
 
Goldeneye  Bucephala clangula     12 years 18 days
 
FV95258 Adult Female 04-05-1996    Insh Marshes, Strathspey: 575'N 358'W (Highland Region)
Freshly dead  (in nestbox) 22-05-2008    Insh Marshes: 576'N 358'W (Highland Region)   2km  
 
Red-breasted Merganser  Mergus serrator     12 years 15 days
 
GH49477 Adult Male 05-08-1989    Holy Island: 5539'N 150'W (Northumberland)
Freshly dead  (in net or cage) 20-08-2001    Pattijokisuu, Pattijoki: 6442'N 2431'E (Oulu) Finland   1,761km   NE (Map)
 
Goosander  Mergus merganser     9 years 6 months 28 days
 
HW37685 Nestling Male 21-07-1974    Bellingburn,: 5512'N 229'W (Northumberland)
Freshly dead  (shot) 18-02-1984    Yair,, Upper Tweed,: 5535'N 252'W (Borders Region)   49km   NNW (Map)
 
Ruddy Duck  Oxyura jamaicensis     10 years 8 months 20 days
 
GF21295 Adult Male 16-05-1993    Abberton Reservoir, near Colchester: 5148'N 049'E (Essex)
Freshly dead 05-02-2004    Abberton Reservoir: 5148'N 050'E (Essex)   2km  
 
Black Grouse  Tetrao tetrix     3 years 9 months 18 days
 
3037877 First-year Female 19-11-1958    Milton, Tarfside: 5655'N 251'W (Tayside)
Freshly dead  (shot) 06-09-1962    Glen Tanar, Aboyne: 573'N 252'W (Grampian Region)   15km   N
 
Capercaillie  Tetrao urogallus     3 years 6 months 8 days
 
5142185 First-year Male 25-10-1992    Abernethy Forest: 5713'N 339'W (Highland Region)
Dead 03-05-1996    Abernethy Forest: 5713'N 338'W (Highland Region)   1km  
 
Grey Partridge  Perdix perdix     5 years 2 months 13 days
 
FS45771 First-year 15-08-1973    Breedon on The Hill: 5248'N 124'W (Leicestershire)
Freshly dead  (shot) 28-10-1978    Breedon on The Hill: 5248'N 124'W (Leicestershire)   0km  
 
Red-throated Diver  Gavia stellata     23 years 7 months 20 days
 
1188997 Nestling 29-07-1984    Central Hoy: 5852'N 324'W (Orkney)
Freshly dead 20-03-2008    Myres, Sourin, Rousay: 5910'N 259'W (Orkney)   41km   NE (Map)
 
Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis     6 years 23 days
 
EK94870 Full-grown 11-01-1989    Ynyslas, near Borth: 5230'N 44'W (Dyfed)
Caught by ringer 03-02-1995    Ynyslas, near Borth: 5230'N 44'W (Dyfed)   0km  
 
Great Crested Grebe  Podiceps cristatus     11 years 10 months 5 days
 
AJ16070 Full-grown 26-04-1966    near Abberton: 5148'N 048'E (Essex)
Freshly dead 03-03-1978    Saltfleet: 5324'N 012'E (Lincolnshire)   182km   NNW (Map)
 
Slavonian Grebe  Podiceps auritus     4 years 9 months 2 days
 
FB12760 Adult 11-09-2001    Loch Ashie, Inverness: 5722'N 418'W (Highland Region)
Field sighting 13-06-2006    Site Confidential, near Inverness: 5720'N 423'W (Highland Region)   7km   SW
 
Fulmar  Fulmarus glacialis     40 years 10 months 16 days
 
352227 Adult Male 18-07-1951    Eynhallow: 598'N 37'W (Orkney)
Alive  (resighted) 03-06-1992    Eynhallow: 598'N 37'W (Orkney)   0km  
 
Manx Shearwater  Puffinus puffinus     49 years 11 months 5 days
 
AT14414 Adult 17-07-1953    Copeland Bird Observatory: 5441'N 532'W (Down)
Caught by ringer 22-06-2003    Copeland Bird Observatory: 5441'N 532'W (Down)   0km  
 
Storm Petrel  Hydrobates pelagicus     31 years 11 months 9 days
 
649064 Adult 08-08-1962    Foula: 607'N 24'W (Shetland)
Caught by ringer 17-07-1994    Nolsoy: 6158'N 637'W Faeroes   320km   NW (Map)
 
Leach's Petrel  Oceanodroma leucorhoa     29 years 11 months 5 days
 
BX04521 Adult 27-06-1972    North Rona: 597'N 551'W (Western Isles)
Caught by ringer 01-06-2002    North Rona: 597'N 551'W (Western Isles)   0km  
 
Gannet  Morus bassanus     37 years 4 months 16 days
 
1010527 Nestling 15-07-1961    Bass Rock: 564'N 239'W (Lothian Region)
Freshly dead  (disease) 01-12-1998    Herston Head, South Ronaldsay: 5848'N 30'W (Orkney)   304km   N (Map)
 
Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo     23 years 6 months 28 days
 
M5650 Nestling 18-06-1968    Mochrum: 5447'N 433'W (Dumfries & Galloway)
Dead c. 15-01-1992    Bartins Bay, Lough Neagh: 5431'N 620'W (Antrim)   118km   WSW (Map)
 
Shag  Phalacrocorax aristotelis     29 years 10 months 25 days
 
1120212 Nestling 21-05-1977    Great Saltee: 527'N 635'W (Wexford)
Dead 15-04-2007    Greystones, near Bray: 538'N 63'W (Wicklow)   119km   NNE (Map)
 
Bittern  Botaurus stellaris     7 years 4 months 23 days
 
1291702 Nestling Female 08-05-2000    Leighton Moss: 5410'N 248'W (Lancashire)
Field sighting 01-10-2007    Leighton Moss, near Silverdale: 5410'N 248'W (Lancashire)   0km  
 
Little Egret  Egretta garzetta     6 years 5 months 23 days
 
GF34831 Nestling 18-06-2002    Whitson Court: 5133'N 255'W (Gwent)
Freshly dead  (predated) 11-12-2008    Magor Marsh: 5134'N 250'W (Gwent)   7km   ENE
 
Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea     23 years 9 months 2 days
 
1090038 Nestling 25-05-1979    near Formby: 5334'N 35'W (Merseyside)
Dead 27-02-2003    Downholland Moss: 5334'N 32'W (Lancashire)   3km  
 
Honey-buzzard  Pernis apivorus     6 years 19 days
 
GN18656 Nestling Female 24-07-2000    : 5236'N 244'W (Shropshire)
Field sighting 12-08-2006    Site Confidential, Cardiff area: 5131'N 39'W (Glamorgan)   124km   SSW (Map)
 
Red Kite  Milvus milvus     20 years 1 month 15 days
 
HW83376 Nestling 25-06-1985    Central Wales area: 5217'N 338'W (Powys)
Freshly dead  (hit by car) 09-08-2005    Devil's Bridge: 5222'N 351'W (Dyfed)   18km   WNW
 
White-tailed Eagle  Haliaeetus albicilla     3 years 7 months 7 days
 
ZZ0498 Nestling 04-07-2001    Site Confidential, Isle of Skye: 5712'N 68'W (Highland Region)
Field sighting 11-02-2005    Longa Island, Loch Gairloch: 5744'N 549'W (Highland Region)   63km   NNE (Map)
 
Marsh Harrier  Circus aeruginosus     3 years 9 months 14 days
 
FC54497 Nestling 03-07-1991    Snettisham: 5253'N 027'E (Norfolk)
Dead  (poisoned) 17-04-1995    Pierrefiques, near Le Havre: 4941'N 014'E (Seine-Maritime) France   356km   S (Map)
 
Hen Harrier  Circus cyaneus     15 years 9 months 2 days
 
FS95528 Nestling Female 30-06-1974    Stenness: 5857'N 312'W (Orkney)
Dead 01-04-1990    Links, Birsay Bay: 597'N 320'W (Orkney)   20km   NNW
 
Montagu's Harrier  Circus pygargus     7 years 11 months 10 days
 
334176 Nestling 03-07-1950    Chagford, Dartmoor: 5039'N 348'W (Devon)
Freshly dead  (trapped) 13-06-1958    Ploudaniel: 4833'N 419'W (Finistere) France   236km   S (Map)
 
Goshawk  Accipiter gentilis     18 years 8 months 27 days
 
GH65800 Nestling Male 19-05-1990    Site Confidential: 5145'N 230'W (Gloucestershire)
Freshly dead 15-02-2009    Joys Green, Lydbrook: 5150'N 235'W (Gloucestershire)   11km   NNW
 
Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus     17 years 1 month 11 days
 
EF80696 Nestling Female 28-07-1982    Micheldever: 518'N 115'W (Hampshire)
Freshly dead  (hit by car) 08-09-1999    Pennington, Lymington: 5045'N 134'W (Hampshire)   48km   SSW (Map)
 
Buzzard  Buteo buteo     25 years 6 months 26 days
 
HT00410 Nestling 18-06-1983    Trawsfyndd: 5254'N 355'W (Gwynedd)
Dead 13-01-2009    Llan Ffestiniog: 5257'N 356'W (Gwynedd)   6km   N
 
Golden Eagle  Aquila chrysaetos     16 years 1 month 9 days
 
ZZ0132 Nestling Female 29-06-1991    Kielder Forest: 5514'N 236'W (Northumberland)
Freshly dead  (trapped) 07-08-2007    German Hill Wood, Dawyck: 5535'N 319'W (Borders Region)   60km   NW (Map)
 
Osprey  Pandion haliaetus     20 years 11 months
 
G7096 Nestling 30-07-1984    Nethybridge area: 5715'N 339'W (Highland Region)
Dead 30-06-2005    Loch Fithie, Forfar: 5639'N 251'W (Tayside)   83km   SE (Map)
 
Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus     15 years 11 months 1 day
 
EN90689 Nestling 24-06-1987    Duddington: 5235'N 033'W (Northamptonshire)
Dead 25-05-2003    Luffenham, Rutland: 5237'N 038'W (Leicestershire)   7km   NW
 
Merlin  Falco columbarius     12 years 8 months 17 days
 
EB28714 Nestling 29-06-1976    Rannoch: 5640'N 421'W (Tayside)
Freshly dead 18-03-1989    St Neots, Huntingdon: 5213'N 015'W (Cambridgeshire)   561km   SSE (Map)
 
Hobby  Falco subbuteo     14 years 10 months 19 days
 
ER74556 Nestling 15-07-1992    Site Confidential, near Bugbrooke: 5212'N 059'W (Northamptonshire)
Dead 03-06-2007    Fordham, Ely: 5218'N 023'E (Cambridgeshire)   94km   E (Map)
 
Peregrine  Falco peregrinus     17 years 2 months 1 day
 
GJ90420 Nestling Male 05-06-1984    Grasmere: 5427'N 32'W (Cumbria)
Sick  (natural causes) 06-08-2001    Morecambe: 544'N 252'W (Lancashire)   44km   SSE (Map)
 
Water Rail  Rallus aquaticus     8 years 9 months 30 days
 
DA56290 First-year 18-08-1987    Westbere: 5118'N 19'E (Kent)
Freshly dead  (hit by car) 17-06-1996    Hales Place, near Canterbury: 5117'N 14'E (Kent)   6km   WSW
 
Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus     11 years 3 months 20 days
 
AN6280 Full-grown 26-09-1951    Wallingford: 5137'N 18'W (Oxfordshire)
Freshly dead  (shot) 15-01-1963    Wallingford: 5137'N 18'W (Oxfordshire)   0km  
 
Coot  Fulica atra     15 years 3 months 13 days
 
AJ48676 Full-grown 02-03-1963    : 5736'N 154'W (Aberdeen)
Dead 15-06-1978    : 566'N 348'W (Clacks & Kinross)   203km   SW (Map)
 
Oystercatcher  Haematopus ostralegus     36 years 8 months 16 days
 
SS88071 First-year 29-08-1969    Dawsmere: 5251'N 08'E (Lincolnshire)
Freshly dead  (bird of prey) 15-05-2006    Olberg, Sola: 5852'N 535'E (Rogaland) Norway   750km   NNE (Map)
 
Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta     16 years 1 month 19 days
 
ED52654 Nestling 06-06-1971    Minsmere: 5214'N 137'E (Suffolk)
Alive  (resighted) 25-07-1987    Minsmere: 5214'N 137'E (Suffolk)   0km  
 
Stone-curlew  Burhinus oedicnemus     17 years 10 months 21 days
 
ED41923 Nestling 04-07-1976    Site Confidential: 5120'N 130'W (Hampshire)
Freshly dead  (hit by car) 25-05-1994    Between Euston & Rushford: 5223'N 048'E (Suffolk)   196km   NE (Map)
 
Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius     6 years 8 months 14 days
 
BV51675 First-year 31-07-1977    Rye Meads, Hoddesdon: 5147'N 00'W (Hertfordshire)
Caught by ringer 14-04-1984    Kempton Park: 5125'N 023'W (Surrey)   49km   SSW (Map)
 
Ringed Plover  Charadrius hiaticula     19 years 8 months 19 days
 
BV85945 Adult Female 31-08-1980    Heacham: 5253'N 028'E (Norfolk)
Field sighting 20-05-2000    Snettisham Coastal Park: 5252'N 026'E (Norfolk)   3km  
 
Dotterel  Charadrius morinellus     10 years 10 months 1 day
 
XR45242 Adult Male 25-06-1987    Glas Madl: 5650'N 320'W (Tayside)
Freshly dead  (disease) 26-04-1998    Sidi Bennour, Laachibate: 3239'N 826'W Morocco   2,715km   S (Map)
 
Golden Plover  Pluvialis apricaria     12 years 29 days
 
2072773 Full-grown 15-01-1966    : 540'N 248'W (Lancs (South))
Freshly dead  (bird of prey) 13-02-1978    : 540'N 248'W (Lancs (South))   0km  
 
Grey Plover  Pluvialis squatarola     25 years 1 month 18 days
 
DR33258 Second-year 13-07-1979    Terrington Marsh: 5248'N 017'E (Norfolk)
Caught by ringer 31-08-2004    Terrington Marsh: 5248'N 018'E (Norfolk)   2km  
 
Lapwing  Vanellus vanellus     21 years 1 month 15 days
 
DS30355 Nestling 24-05-1966    Skokholm Island: 5142'N 516'W (Dyfed)
Dead 09-07-1987    Skokholm Island: 5142'N 516'W (Dyfed)   0km  
 
Knot  Calidris canutus     27 years 3 months 29 days
 
CE25745 First-year 21-10-1978    Brora: 580'N 352'W (Highland Region)
Field sighting 19-02-2006    Dijk Thv Vuurtoren, Den Helder: 5258'N 444'E (Noord-Holland) The Netherlands   778km   SE (Map)
 
Sanderling  Calidris alba     17 years 7 months 3 days
 
BB52147 Adult 18-07-1970    Snettisham: 5251'N 027'E (Norfolk)
Caught by ringer 21-02-1988    Heacham South: 5253'N 027'E (Norfolk)   4km  
 
Little Stint  Calidris minuta     3 years 11 months 27 days
 
KR8-- Adult 27-09-1952    Abberton: 5149'N 050'E (Essex)
Freshly dead  (shot) 23-09-1956    Mouchao da Povoa, Lisbon: 3850'N 95'W (Estremadura) Portugal   1,635km   SSW (Map)
 
Curlew Sandpiper  Calidris ferruginea     12 years 11 months 24 days
 
NB15296 Adult 18-08-1977    Farlington Marsh, Portsmouth: 5050'N 12'W (Hampshire)
Caught by ringer 11-08-1990    Farlington Marsh, Portsmouth: 5050'N 12'W (Hampshire)   0km  
 
Purple Sandpiper  Calidris maritima     13 years 11 months
 
CV58657 Adult Male 18-09-1969    Isle of May: 5611'N 233'W (Fife Region)
Caught by ringer 18-08-1983    Isle of May: 5611'N 233'W (Fife Region)   0km  
 
Dunlin  Calidris alpina     18 years 11 months 3 days
 
NR32469 Adult 21-08-1990    Benington: 5259'N 05'E (Lincolnshire)
Caught by ringer 24-07-2009    Butterwick: 5258'N 06'E (Lincolnshire)   3km  
 
Ruff  Philomachus pugnax     9 years 25 days
 
CC91720 Adult Female 16-07-1977    Farlington Marsh,, Portsmouth,: 5050'N 12'W (Hampshire)
Freshly dead  (shot) 10-08-1986    la Grande Briere,: 4722'N 215'W (Loire-Atlantique) France   395km   SSW (Map)
 
Jack Snipe  Lymnocryptes minimus     9 years 4 months 17 days
 
BV13930 Full-grown 15-03-1972    Denton: 5327'N 27'W (Greater Manchester)
Dead 01-08-1981    near Hyde: 5327'N 23'W (Greater Manchester)   4km  
 
Snipe  Gallinago gallinago     16 years 19 days
 
XC34292 Full-grown Female 17-08-1977    Walcot, Wellington: 5242'N 235'W (Shropshire)
Freshly dead  (shot) 05-09-1993    Tver, Prislon: 5652'N 3555'E (Kalinin) Russia   2,507km   E (Map)
 
Woodcock  Scolopax rusticola     15 years 5 months 12 days
 
R4516 Nestling 20-07-1921    Ellary,achahoish: 5555'N 537'W (Strathclyde)
Freshly dead  (shot) 01-01-1937    Carse,tarbert: 5548'N 537'W (Strathclyde)   13km   S
 
Black-tailed Godwit  Limosa limosa     23 years 3 months 21 days
 
EF90838 First-year 24-10-1977    Butley, River Orford: 526'N 130'E (Suffolk)
Field sighting 14-02-2001    Fen Drayton: 5218'N 03'W (Cambridgeshire)   108km   WNW (Map)
 
Bar-tailed Godwit  Limosa lapponica     33 years 11 months 13 days
 
DS66917 Adult Male 22-08-1974    Wolferton, King's Lynn: 5250'N 026'E (Norfolk)
Caught by ringer 04-08-2008    Admiral's Farm, Terrington Marsh: 5248'N 019'E (Norfolk)   9km   WSW
 
Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopus     16 years 1 month 20 days
 
EH49697 Nestling 18-06-1979    Eshaness: 6029'N 136'W (Shetland)
Dead  (shot) 07-08-1995    L'estuaire de L'arne, near Ouistreham: 4917'N 015'W (Calvados) France   1,247km   S (Map)
 
Curlew  Numenius arquata     31 years 9 months 25 days
 
FV42597 Adult 15-10-1977    Plymouth: 5022'N 47'W (Devon)
Freshly dead  (bird of prey) 09-08-2009    Little Haldon, near Teignmouth: 5035'N 332'W (Devon)   48km   ENE (Map)
 
Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos     14 years 11 days
 
NV54164 Nestling Male 21-06-1992    Ladybower Reservoir, near Bamford: 5323'N 144'W (Derbyshire)
Caught by ringer 02-07-2006    Ladybower Reservoir: 5322'N 143'W (Derbyshire)   3km  
 
Green Sandpiper  Tringa ochropus     11 years 2 months 29 days
 
CR63312 Full-grown 26-10-1969    Littlebrook Power Station,, Dartford,: 5127'N 013'E (Kent)
Caught by ringer 24-01-1981    Swanscombe Marsh,: 5127'N 018'E (Kent)   6km   E
 
Spotted Redshank  Tringa erythropus     7 years 5 months 16 days
 
DR28508 Second-year 27-07-1975    Terrington Marsh, King's Lynn: 5248'N 018'E (Norfolk)
Freshly dead  (shot) 12-01-1983    El Jadida Province: 3316'N 830'W Morocco   2,282km   SSW (Map)
 
Greenshank  Tringa nebularia     16 years 3 days
 
DR70162 Adult 26-09-1985    Farlington Marsh, Portsmouth: 5050'N 12'W (Hampshire)
Caught by ringer 29-09-2001    Farlington Marsh, Portsmouth: 5050'N 12'W (Hampshire)   0km  
 
Wood Sandpiper  Tringa glareola     7 years 11 months 18 days
 
BV48951 First-year 23-08-1974    near Aughinish Island,, Shannon Estuary,: 5237'N 93'W (Limerick)
Caught by ringer 10-08-1982    Doel,: 5119'N 416'E (Oost-Vlaanderen) Belgium   923km   E (Map)
 
Redshank  Tringa totanus     20 years 1 month 15 days
 
DR74213 Adult 28-02-1987    Margate Beach: 5123'N 123'E (Kent)
Freshly dead  (cat) 12-04-2007    Smeircleit, South Uist: 576'N 723'W (Western Isles)   853km   NW (Map)
 
Turnstone  Arenaria interpres     20 years 3 days
 
XS56243 Adult 29-11-1986    Rhos-on-Sea: 5318'N 344'W (Clwyd)
Caught by ringer 02-12-2006    Rhos-on-Sea: 5318'N 344'W (Clwyd)   0km  
 
Red-necked Phalarope  Phalaropus lobatus     12 years 10 months 20 days
 
NT14343 Nestling 19-07-1996    Fetlar: 6036'N 052'W (Shetland)
Field sighting 08-06-2009    Funzie, Fetlar: 6035'N 049'W (Shetland)   4km  
 
Arctic Skua  Stercorarius parasiticus     25 years 10 months 24 days
 
EH26535 Nestling 03-07-1977    Fair Isle: 5932'N 138'W (Fair Isle)
Caught by ringer 27-05-2003    North Hill, Papa Westray: 5922'N 253'W (Orkney)   73km   WSW (Map)
 
Great Skua  Stercorarius skua     34 years 6 months 18 days
 
HW38116 Nestling 07-07-1972    Foula: 607'N 25'W (Shetland)
Freshly dead  (oiled) 25-01-2007    Seignosse "les Bourdaines": 4341'N 122'W (Landes) France   1,827km   S (Map)
 
Kittiwake  Rissa tridactyla     28 years 6 months 5 days
 
EC26662 Nestling 14-07-1964    Inner Farne, Farne Islands: 5537'N 137'W (Northumberland)
Dead  (oiled) 19-01-1993    Quendale: 5953'N 120'W (Shetland)   474km   N (Map)
 
Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus     29 years 19 days
 
EH56982 First-year 13-11-1980    Regent's Park, London: 5131'N 010'W (Greater London)
Field sighting 02-12-2009    Regent's Park, London: 5131'N 010'W (Greater London)   0km  
 
Little Gull  Hrydrocoloeus minutus     10 years 11 months 12 days
 
CE73589 Adult 13-09-1980    Seaforth: 5328'N 31'W (Merseyside)
Dead 25-08-1991    Formby Beach, Formby: 5334'N 35'W (Merseyside)   12km   NNW
 
Mediterranean Gull  Larus melanocephalus     15 years 3 months 7 days
 
EN84043 Adult 26-02-1991    Copt Point, Folkestone: 515'N 112'E (Kent)
Caught by ringer 02-06-2006    Berendrecht: 5121'N 419'E (Antwerpen) Belgium   219km   E (Map)
 
Common Gull  Larus canus     25 years 16 days
 
EJ90782 Nestling 04-06-1983    Dereens Island, Carrowmore Lough: 5412'N 948'W (Mayo)
Field sighting 20-06-2008    Aghamore Pier, Lough Gill: 5414'N 826'W (Sligo)   89km   E (Map)
 
Lesser Black-backed Gull  Larus fuscus     34 years 10 months 27 days
 
GM21509 Nestling 03-07-1965    Walney Island, Barrow-In-Furness: 545'N 315'W (Cumbria)
Freshly dead  (trapped) 30-05-2000    Tarnbrook Fell, Bowland, Abbeystead, near Lancaster: 541'N 235'W (Lancashire)   44km   E (Map)
 
Herring Gull  Larus argentatus     30 years 11 months 15 days
 
GK73503 Nestling 20-06-1978    Rockcliffe Marsh, Carlisle: 5457'N 34'W (Cumbria)
Dead 04-06-2009    Rockcliffe Marsh: 5458'N 34'W (Cumbria)   2km  
 
Glaucous Gull  Larus hyperboreus     17 years 4 months 7 days
 
HT06122 First-year 12-01-1986    Scalloway: 608'N 116'W (Shetland)
Dead 19-05-2003    Hopen, near Spitsbergen, Norway: 7636'N 2510'E North Atlantic Ocean   2,100km   NNE (Map)
 
Great Black-backed Gull  Larus marinus     24 years 11 months 25 days
 
HW58179 Nestling 15-07-1983    Auskerry: 592'N 234'W (Orkney)
Freshly dead  (predated) 10-07-2008    Burray Ness, Burray: 5851'N 252'W (Orkney)   27km   SW (Map)
 
Little Tern  Sternula albifrons     17 years 9 months 28 days
 
NV41214 Nestling 29-06-1988    Fagbury, near Felixstowe: 5158'N 118'E (Suffolk)
Caught by ringer 26-04-2006    Zeebrugge: 5120'N 311'E (West-Vlaanderen) Belgium   148km   ESE (Map)
 
Sandwich Tern  Sterna sandvicensis     30 years 9 months 14 days
 
DS61571 Nestling 08-06-1967    Coquet Island: 5520'N 133'W (Northumberland)
Alive  (in net or cage) 22-03-1998    Mbour: 1422'N 1654'W Senegal   4,744km   SSW (Map)
 
Common Tern  Sterna hirundo     33 years 6 days
 
CK39045 Nestling 01-07-1963    Coquet Island: 5520'N 132'W (Northumberland)
Field sighting 07-07-1996    Seaforth, Liverpool: 5328'N 32'W (Merseyside)   229km   SSW (Map)
 
Roseate Tern  Sterna dougallii     23 years 10 months 8 days
 
SX080-- Nestling 16-07-1980    Rockabill: 5336'N 60'W (Dublin)
Dead 24-05-2004    Stanford Reservoir: 5225'N 17'W (Northamptonshire)   352km   ESE (Map)
 
Arctic Tern  Sterna paradisaea     29 years 10 months 11 days
 
CK10952 Nestling 13-07-1962    Farne Islands: 5537'N 137'W (Northumberland)
Dead 24-05-1992    Farne Islands: 5537'N 137'W (Northumberland)   0km  
 
Guillemot  Uria aalge     31 years 9 months 11 days
 
GP74444 Adult 19-06-1972    Handa Island: 5823'N 511'W (Highland Region)
Freshly dead 30-03-2004    Gardenstown: 5740'N 221'W (Grampian Region)   185km   ESE (Map)
 
Razorbill  Alca torda     41 years 11 months 23 days
 
AT73954 Nestling 02-07-1962    Bardsey Island: 5245'N 448'W (Gwynedd)
Caught by ringer 25-06-2004    Bardsey Island: 5245'N 448'W (Gwynedd)   0km  
 
Black Guillemot  Cepphus grylle     22 years 11 months 9 days
 
EC43291 Nestling 02-08-1965    : 5932'N 137'W (Fair Isle)
Alive  (resighted) 11-07-1988    : 5932'N 137'W (Fair Isle)   0km  
 
Puffin  Fratercula arctica     34 years 6 days
 
EB60002 Adult 23-07-1975    Sule Skerry: 595'N 424'W (Orkney)
Freshly dead  (predated) 29-07-2009    Sule Skerry: 595'N 424'W (Orkney)   0km  
 
Rock Dove  Columba livia     7 years 21 days
 
EK12066 Adult 18-07-1982    Bigga, Yell Sound: 6031'N 112'W (Shetland)
Dead  (hit by car) 08-08-1989    Cunningsburgh: 603'N 115'W (Shetland)   52km   S (Map)
 
Stock Dove  Columba oenas     9 years 2 months 12 days
 
369793 Full-grown 07-04-1953    Copeland: 5441'N 531'W (Down)
Dead 19-06-1962    Killaughey, Millisle: 5436'N 534'W (Down)   10km   SSW
 
Woodpigeon  Columba palumbus     17 years 8 months 19 days
 
FV67324 Nestling 14-05-1981    Berstane Woods, near Kirkwall: 5858'N 256'W (Orkney)
Caught by ringer 02-02-1999    Crantit, St Ola: 5858'N 258'W (Orkney)   2km  
 
Collared Dove  Streptopelia decaocto     16 years 10 months 17 days
 
ED04205 Full-grown 27-04-1971    Trafford Park, Manchester: 5328'N 220'W (Greater Manchester)
Dead 15-03-1988    Didsbury, Manchester: 5325'N 214'W (Greater Manchester)   9km   SE
 
Turtle Dove  Streptopelia turtur     11 years 2 months 15 days
 
2073711 Adult 04-07-1963    near Abberton: 5148'N 048'E (Essex)
Freshly dead  (shot) 19-09-1974    Cezan: 4348'N 030'E (Gers) France   889km   S (Map)
 
Ring-necked Parakeet  Psittacula krameri     7 years 7 months 1 day
 
ER39563 Second-year Male 08-10-1995    Coulsdon: 5118'N 08'W (Greater London)
Field sighting 09-05-2003    Heston: 5129'N 023'W (Greater London)   27km   NW (Map)
 
Cuckoo  Cuculus canorus     6 years 11 months 2 days
 
DA17416 Adult Male 05-06-1976    Wicken Fen: 5218'N 016'E (Cambridgeshire)
Caught by ringer 07-05-1983    Wicken Fen: 5218'N 016'E (Cambridgeshire)   0km  
 
Barn Owl  Tyto alba     14 years 7 months 22 days
 
GH72329 Nestling Male 07-06-1992    Knighton Farm: 5040'N 112'W (Isle of Wight)
Caught by ringer 29-01-2007    Haseley Manor, Arreton: 5040'N 114'W (Isle of Wight)   3km  
 
Little Owl  Athene noctua     10 years 2 months 27 days
 
ES03970 Nestling 04-06-1993    Moat Farm, near Sudbury: 5252'N 147'W (Staffordshire)
Alive  (disease) 31-08-2003    Marchington, near Uttoxeter: 5252'N 148'W (Staffordshire)   2km  
 
Tawny Owl  Strix aluco     21 years 5 months 13 days
 
AJ95106 First-year 25-05-1967    Maltham Tarn: 546'N 210'W (North Yorkshire)
Freshly dead  (natural causes) 07-11-1988    Maltham Tarn: 546'N 210'W (North Yorkshire)   0km  
 
Long-eared Owl  Asio otus     12 years 10 months 12 days
 
GP73037 Nestling Female 31-05-1974    Aberchirder: 5734'N 238'W (Grampian Region)
Freshly dead  (predated) 12-04-1987    Nordurreykir, Halsasveit, Borg: 6442'N 2015'W Iceland   1,230km   NW (Map)
 
Short-eared Owl  Asio flammeus     6 years 7 months 28 days
 
AF3938 Nestling 08-05-1956    Forest of Balloch, Barr: 5513'N 443'W (Strathclyde)
Freshly dead  (shot) 05-01-1963    Meelin, Newmarket: 5216'N 91'W (Cork)   433km   SW (Map)
 
Nightjar  Caprimulgus europaeus     11 years 10 days
 
XJ86805 Adult Female 12-06-1981    Wareham Forest, Wareham: 5041'N 26'W (Dorset)
Caught by ringer 22-06-1992    Bloxworth Heath, Wareham Forest: 5044'N 210'W (Dorset)   7km   NW
 
Swift  Apus apus     17 years 11 months 5 days
 
SB10553 Adult 25-06-1981    Bescot, Walsall: 5234'N 159'W (West Midlands)
Caught by ringer 30-05-1999    Marston Sewage Farm, Grantham: 5258'N 040'W (Lincolnshire)   99km   ENE (Map)
 
Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis     4 years 6 months 13 days
 
SC45467 First-year Male 05-07-1964    Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch: 5043'N 146'W (Dorset)
Dead 18-01-1969    Hedge End, Southampton: 5054'N 118'W (Hampshire)   36km   NE (Map)
 
Green Woodpecker  Picus viridis     15 years 8 days
 
DS73653 Juvenile Male 01-08-1970    Thorpe, Egham: 5125'N 032'W (Surrey)
Dead  (hit by car) 09-08-1985    near Chertsey: 5123'N 030'W (Surrey)   4km  
 
Great Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos major     10 years 9 months 22 days
 
CV01295 Adult Male 07-08-1965    Rochester: 5124'N 030'E (Kent)
Caught by ringer 29-05-1976    Rochester: 5124'N 030'E (Kent)   0km  
 
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos minor     6 years 3 months 15 days
 
BP90817 Adult Male 04-05-1975    Stock, Ingatestone: 5140'N 026'E (Essex)
Dead  (hit by car) 19-08-1981    Between Stock &, Billericay: 5139'N 025'E (Essex)   2km  
 
Woodlark  Lullula arborea     4 years 11 months 30 days
 
VC1823- Nestling 18-04-1988    Site Confidential: 5130'N 030'W (Surrey)
Alive  (resighted) 17-04-1993    Site Confidential: 5130'N 030'W (Surrey)   0km  
 
Skylark  Alauda arvensis     9 years 10 days
 
VJ86402 Full-grown Female 05-12-1992    Musselburgh Lagoons: 5557'N 32'W (Lothian Region)
Caught by ringer 15-12-2001    Musselburgh Lagoons: 5557'N 32'W (Lothian Region)   0km  
 
Shore Lark  Eremophila alpestris     3 years 1 month 15 days
 
K962129 Full-grown Male 21-12-1996    Gibraltar Point, Skegness: 536'N 019'E (Lincolnshire)
Field sighting 05-02-2000    Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve: 535'N 019'E (Lincolnshire)   2km  
 
Sand Martin  Riparia riparia     7 years 11 months 12 days
 
A991152 Juvenile Female 02-08-1981    Chilton Trinity, Bridgwater: 519'N 30'W (Somerset)
Caught by ringer 14-07-1989    Milton Sand Pit, Rothersthorpe: 5213'N 059'W (Northamptonshire)   183km   NE (Map)
 
Swallow  Hirundo rustica     11 years 1 month 11 days
 
C7476 Nestling 10-06-1925    Weyhill: 5113'N 132'W (Hampshire)
Freshly dead  (natural causes) 21-07-1936    near Basingstoke: 5116'N 15'W (Hampshire)   32km   E (Map)
 
House Martin  Delichon urbicum     7 years 1 month 12 days
 
J993703 Juvenile Female 05-08-1995    near East Hyde: 5150'N 022'W (Bedfordshire)
Caught by ringer 17-09-2002    near East Hyde: 5150'N 022'W (Bedfordshire)   0km  
 
Tree Pipit  Anthus trivialis     6 years 7 months
 
L3784 Nestling 15-06-1931    Penrith: 5440'N 244'W (Cumbria)
Freshly dead  (shot) c. 15-01-1938    : 3930'N 80'W Portugal   1,731km   SSW (Map)
 
Meadow Pipit  Anthus pratensis     7 years 1 month 30 days
 
JS99158 Full-grown 09-09-1974    Spurn Point, Hull: 5335'N 06'E (Humberside)
Freshly dead  (shot) 08-11-1981    Nr.Guadalcanal: 386'N 549'W (Sevilla) Spain   1,779km   SSW (Map)
 
Rock Pipit/Water Pipit  Anthus petrosus/spinoletta     5 years 11 months 25 days
 
2446405 Adult Male 15-11-2002    Low Newton-by-the-Sea: 5530'N 137'W (Northumberland)
Caught by ringer 09-11-2008    Low Newton-by-the-Sea: 5530'N 137'W (Northumberland)   0km  
 
Rock Pipit  Anthus petrosus     8 years 10 months 23 days
 
622495 Full-grown 10-08-1959    : 5518'N 136'W (Northumberland)
Dead 03-07-1968    : 5518'N 136'W (Northumberland)   0km  
 
Water Pipit  Anthus spinoletta     3 years 1 month 25 days
 
H607471 First-year 07-11-1993    Rye Meads, Hoddesdon: 5146'N 00'W (Hertfordshire)
Field sighting 01-01-1997    Rye Meads, Hoddesdon: 5146'N 00'W (Hertfordshire)   0km  
 
Yellow Wagtail  Motacilla flava     8 years 8 months
 
A452699 First-year 15-08-1979    Holme Pierrepont: 5257'N 14'W (Nottinghamshire)
Freshly dead  (trapped) c. 15-04-1988    Boulmalne du Dades: 3122'N 559'W Morocco   2,431km   S (Map)
 
Grey Wagtail  Motacilla cinerea     7 years 1 day
 
B115585 Nestling Male 09-06-1982    near Brynmawr: 5148'N 310'W (Gwent)
Caught by ringer 10-06-1989    near Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, Black Mountains: 5157'N 36'W (Powys)   17km   NNE
 
Pied/White Wagtail  Motacilla alba     11 years 3 months 21 days
 
KN38606 Adult Female 26-07-1977    Sutton Courtenay Gravel Pit, near Abingdon: 5138'N 115'W (Oxfordshire)
Dead 16-11-1988    Didcot Power Station: 5137'N 115'W (Oxfordshire)   2km  
 
Dipper  Cinclus cinclus     8 years 4 months 11 days
 
CP58458 Nestling Female 14-05-1970    : 5030'N 430'W (Cornwall)
Caught by ringer 25-09-1978    : 5036'N 46'W (Devon)   30km   ENE (Map)
 
Wren  Troglodytes troglodytes     6 years 8 months 13 days
 
9B2979 Juvenile 07-08-1993    Slimbridge: 5144'N 224'W (Gloucestershire)
Freshly dead  (hit glass) 20-04-2000    Slimbridge: 5144'N 224'W (Gloucestershire)   0km  
 
Dunnock  Prunella modularis     11 years 3 months 7 days
 
BW170 Full-grown 30-12-1950    Wilmslow: 5320'N 215'W (Cheshire)
Dead 06-04-1962    Wilmslow: 5320'N 215'W (Cheshire)   0km  
 
Robin  Erithacus rubecula     8 years 4 months 30 days
 
HV80054 First-year 30-08-1968    The Fylde: 5348'N 30'W (Lancashire)
Dead 29-01-1977    The Fylde: 5348'N 30'W (Lancashire)   0km  
 
Nightingale  Luscinia megarhynchos     7 years 1 month 17 days
 
F216139 Second-year Male 02-05-1989    Canterbury Golf Course: 5117'N 17'E (Kent)
Caught by ringer 19-06-1996    Canterbury Golf Course: 5117'N 17'E (Kent)   0km  
 
Black Redstart  Phoenicurus ochruros     4 years 11 months 18 days
 
B4570 Nestling Male 03-07-1947    Pett Level: 5056'N 039'E (Sussex)
Caught by ringer 21-06-1952    Dover: 518'N 119'E (Kent)   52km   ENE (Map)
 
Redstart  Phoenicurus phoenicurus     8 years 8 days
 
P228229 First-year Male 11-09-1999    Winterton Holmes, near East Somerton: 5244'N 140'E (Norfolk)
Sick 19-09-2007    Bromailles: 4811'N 230'E (Loiret) France   509km   S (Map)
 
Whinchat  Saxicola rubetra     4 years 11 months 19 days
 
J832538 Second-year Male 25-06-1994    Blorenge Mountain, Blaenavon: ..'S ..'W (Gwent)
Caught by ringer 13-06-1999    Blorenge Mountain, Blaenavon: 5147'N 33'W (Gwent)   0km  
 
Stonechat  Saxicola torquatus     4 years 11 months 12 days
 
HR33825 Nestling Male 22-05-1969    Birkenhead: 5324'N 36'W (Merseyside)
Caught by ringer 04-05-1974    near Crosby: 5329'N 33'W (Merseyside)   12km   NNE
 
Wheatear  Oenanthe oenanthe     8 years 3 days
 
VR22154 Nestling Male 28-05-1995    Clee Hill, Cleobury Mortimer: 5223'N 236'W (Shropshire)
Caught by ringer 31-05-2003    Clee Hill, Cleobury Mortimer: 5223'N 236'W (Shropshire)   0km  
 
Ring Ouzel  Turdus torquatus     6 years 5 months 23 days
 
CH15361 Full-grown Female 30-04-1974    Isle of May: 5611'N 233'W (Fife Region)
Dead 23-10-1980    Sandeid: 5933'N 552'E (Rogaland) Norway   622km   NE (Map)
 
Blackbird  Turdus merula     14 years 2 months 1 day
 
S0602 Nestling 14-06-1937    Oundle: 5229'N 029'W (Northamptonshire)
Dead 15-08-1951    Oundle: 5229'N 029'W (Northamptonshire)   0km  
 
Fieldfare  Turdus pilaris     11 years 9 months 7 days
 
XJ80491 First-year Female 08-01-1984    St Catherines, Lucan: 5321'N 628'W (Dublin)
Freshly dead  (shot) 15-10-1995    Condat-Sur-Ganaveix: 4528'N 136'E (Correze) France   1,051km   SE (Map)
 
Song Thrush  Turdus philomelos     10 years 8 months 29 days
 
XJ21976 First-year 08-01-1981    Streatham Common: 5125'N 07'W (Greater London)
Dead 07-10-1991    Streatham: 5125'N 07'W (Greater London)   0km  
 
Redwing  Turdus iliacus     11 years 10 months 7 days
 
BV03757 Full-grown 28-10-1976    Low Hauxley: 5519'N 133'W (Northumberland)
Freshly dead  (shot) 04-09-1988    River Tejo Estuary: 3856'N 90'W (Ribatejo) Portugal   1,903km   SSW (Map)
 
Mistle Thrush  Turdus viscivorus     11 years 4 months 9 days
 
CP00285 Adult 26-05-1971    Hodcombe, Beachy Head: 5044'N 014'E (Sussex)
Dead 05-10-1982    Eastbourne: 5046'N 017'E (Sussex)   5km  
 
Cetti's Warbler  Cettia cetti     9 years 3 months 28 days
 
N482152 Juvenile Male 20-06-1999    Chew Valley Lake: 5119'N 238'W (Avon)
Caught by ringer 18-10-2008    Chew Valley Lake: 5119'N 238'W (Avon)   0km  
 
Grasshopper Warbler  Locustella naevia     5 years 16 days
 
A889049 Adult 16-05-1981    Stanford Reservoir: 5225'N 17'W (Northamptonshire)
Caught by ringer 01-06-1986    Stanford Reservoir: 5225'N 17'W (Northamptonshire)   0km  
 
Sedge Warbler  Acrocephalus schoenobaenus     8 years 8 months 8 days
 
H536252 Adult Female 07-08-1992    Linford Wildfowl Centre, near Haversham: 525'N 047'W (Buckinghamshire)
Dead  (on wire or netting) 15-04-2001    Farakamo, Sirakoro: 133'N 929'W Mali   4,408km   SSW (Map)
 
Marsh Warbler  Acrocephalus palustris     7 years 10 months 22 days
 
A205110 Adult Male 25-06-1985    Defford: 525'N 27'W (Hereford & Worcester)
Alive  (resighted) 17-05-1993    Defford: 524'N 28'W (Hereford & Worcester)   2km  
 
Reed Warbler  Acrocephalus scirpaceus     12 years 11 months 21 days
 
E872034 Adult Male 25-07-1988    Bainton: 5239'N 022'W (Cambridgeshire)
Caught by ringer 16-07-2001    Bainton Gravel Pits: 5238'N 022'W (Cambridgeshire)   2km  
 
Blackcap  Sylvia atricapilla     10 years 8 months 15 days
 
KP35134 First-year Male 22-09-1977    Beachy Head: 5044'N 015'E (Sussex)
Freshly dead  (trapped) 06-06-1988    San Jose Del Valle: 3636'N 547'W (Cadiz) Spain   1,642km   SSW (Map)
 
Garden Warbler  Sylvia borin     9 years 9 months 21 days
 
N967973 Juvenile 25-07-1999    Williamthorpe, near Holmewood: 5311'N 122'W (Derbyshire)
Caught by ringer 16-05-2009    Williamthorpe, near Holmewood: 5311'N 122'W (Derbyshire)   0km  
 
Lesser Whitethroat  Sylvia curruca     9 years 2 days
 
N439903 Adult 29-05-1999    Snettisham Coastal Park: 5252'N 026'E (Norfolk)
Caught by ringer 31-05-2008    Snettisham Coastal Park: 5252'N 026'E (Norfolk)   0km  
 
Whitethroat  Sylvia communis     6 years 11 months 30 days
 
P774799 Juvenile Female 03-08-2002    Stanford Reservoir: 5225'N 17'W (Northamptonshire)
Caught by ringer 02-08-2009    Stanford Reservoir: 5225'N 17'W (Northamptonshire)   0km  
 
Dartford Warbler  Sylvia undata     3 years 8 months 8 days
 
B757023 Full-grown Male 04-02-1983    Havant area: 5050'N 10'W (Hampshire)
Alive  (resighted) 12-10-1986    Havant area: 5050'N 10'W (Hampshire)   0km  
 
Wood Warbler  Phylloscopus sibilatrix     6 years 11 months 24 days
 
5N6202 Nestling Female 09-06-1988    Marley Common: 514'N 044'W (Sussex)
Caught by ringer 02-06-1995    Devils Punch Bowl, Hindhead Common, Hindhead: 517'N 044'W (Surrey)   6km   N
 
Chiffchaff  Phylloscopus collybita     7 years 7 months 24 days
 
5R9768 Juvenile 08-07-1989    Winchester College: 513'N 119'W (Hampshire)
Dead 04-03-1997    El-Kelaa-Des-Mgouna: 3115'N 68'W Morocco   2,235km   S (Map)
 
Willow Warbler  Phylloscopus trochilus     10 years 8 months 5 days
 
9J1321 First-year Male 28-08-1986    Maple Cross Sewage Works: 5137'N 031'W (Hertfordshire)
Caught by ringer 03-05-1997    Gibraltar Point, Skegness: 536'N 019'E (Lincolnshire)   174km   NNE (Map)
 
Goldcrest  Regulus regulus     4 years 10 months 9 days
 
1J2877 First-year Male 03-11-1989    Merryton, Larkhill: 5545'N 359'W (Strathclyde)
Dead  (hit glass) 12-09-1994    Beverwijk, Warande: 5229'N 439'E (Noord-Holland) The Netherlands   669km   ESE (Map)
 
Firecrest  Regulus ignicapilla     3 years 2 months 13 days
 
BNL501 First-year 22-10-2005    Shingle Street: 521'N 126'E (Suffolk)
Caught by ringer 04-01-2009    Needham Market Sewage Works: 529'N 13'E (Suffolk)   31km   WNW (Map)
 
Spotted Flycatcher  Muscicapa striata     7 years 10 months 7 days
 
A63966 Nestling 21-07-1955    Naphill, High Wycombe: 5138'N 045'W (Buckinghamshire)
Freshly dead  (drowned) 28-05-1963    Crowborough: 513'N 09'E (Sussex)   90km   SE (Map)
 
Pied Flycatcher  Ficedula hypoleuca     9 years 7 days
 
H642535 Nestling Male 10-06-1992    Nagshead, Parkend: 5146'N 235'W (Gloucestershire)
Caught in nestbox 17-06-2001    Nagshead, Parkend: 5146'N 235'W (Gloucestershire)   0km  
 
Bearded Tit  Panurus biarmicus     7 years 22 days
 
H555051 Juvenile Female 19-06-1992    Leighton Moss, near Silverdale: 5410'N 248'W (Lancashire)
Caught by ringer 11-07-1999    Leighton Moss, near Silverdale: 5410'N 248'W (Lancashire)   0km  
 
Long-tailed Tit  Aegithalos caudatus     8 years 8 months 5 days
 
2L5739 Juvenile 04-08-1995    near Levels Farm, Misson: 5328'N 056'W (Nottinghamshire)
Caught by ringer 09-04-2004    near Levels Farm, Misson: 5328'N 056'W (Nottinghamshire)   0km  
 
Blue Tit  Cyanistes caeruleus     9 years 9 months 2 days
 
A691347 Juvenile 27-06-1980    Tunstall, Sittingbourne: 5119'N 043'E (Kent)
Freshly dead  (disease) 29-03-1990    Sittingbourne: 5120'N 044'E (Kent)   2km  
 
Great Tit  Parus major     13 years 11 months 5 days
 
BB76998 Nestling 23-05-1976    Eaves Wood, Silverdale: 5410'N 250'W (Cumbria)
Dead  (hit by car) 28-04-1990    Hoff Lunn, near Appleby: 5433'N 231'W (Cumbria)   45km   NNE (Map)
 
Crested Tit  Lophophanes cristatus     7 years 11 months 20 days
 
E443560 First-year Male 10-02-1989    Inchdryne, Abernethy: 5713'N 342'W (Highland Region)
Field sighting 30-01-1997    Loch Garten: 5714'N 342'W (Highland Region)   2km  
 
Coal Tit  Periparus ater     8 years 9 months 26 days
 
KB35969 Full-grown 07-02-1975    Bedford,: 527'N 026'W (Bedfordshire)
Caught by ringer 03-12-1983    Wansford,, Peterborough,: 5235'N 025'W (Cambridgeshire)   52km   N (Map)
 
Willow Tit  Poecile montana     10 years 4 months 18 days
 
JE10783 Adult 23-06-1974    Attenborough,: 5254'N 114'W (Nottinghamshire)
Caught by ringer 10-11-1984    Attenborough,: 5254'N 114'W (Nottinghamshire)   0km  
 
Marsh Tit  Poecile palustris     10 years 1 month 26 days
 
C150033 First-year 24-03-1984    Fairlight: 5052'N 039'E (Sussex)
Alive  (resighted) 20-05-1994    Fairlight: 5052'N 039'E (Sussex)   2km  
 
Nuthatch  Sitta europaea     11 years 9 months 10 days
 
VA82072 Adult Male 09-08-1985    Shifnal: 5241'N 222'W (Shropshire)
Freshly dead 19-05-1997    Bradwell Power Station, Bradwell-on-Sea: 5144'N 054'E (Essex)   246km   ESE (Map)
 
Treecreeper  Certhia familiaris     8 years 18 days
 
3B6601 Juvenile 09-09-1979    East Worldham: 518'N 055'W (Hampshire)
Caught by ringer 27-09-1987    East Worldham: 518'N 055'W (Hampshire)   0km  
 
Golden Oriole  Oriolus oriolus     10 years 1 month 1 day
 
RA59406 Adult Male 24-05-1986    Gibraltar Point: 536'N 020'E (Lincolnshire)
Field sighting 25-06-1996    Site Confidential: 5227'N 023'E (Cambridgeshire)   72km   S (Map)
 
Jay  Garrulus glandarius     16 years 9 months 19 days
 
DS22102 Full-grown 24-09-1966    Moorlands,, Skelton,: 541'N 17'W (North Yorkshire)
Dead  (hit by car) 13-07-1983    Moorlands,, Skelton,: 541'N 17'W (North Yorkshire)   0km  
 
Magpie  Pica pica     21 years 8 months 23 days
 
74564 Nestling 17-05-1925    Bubbenhall, Coventry: 5221'N 128'W (Warwickshire)
Freshly dead  (shot) 09-02-1947    Bubbenhall, Coventry: 5221'N 128'W (Warwickshire)   0km  
 
Chough  Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax     16 years 8 months 26 days
 
EC00074 Full-grown 20-03-1965    Bardsey Island,: 5246'N 448'W (Gwynedd)
Freshly dead 16-12-1981    Bardsey Island,: 5246'N 448'W (Gwynedd)   0km  
 
Jackdaw  Corvus monedula     15 years 11 months 16 days
 
EJ69954 Adult 22-05-1985    Twyford, near Winchester: 511'N 119'W (Hampshire)
Freshly dead 08-05-2001    Twyford, near Winchester: 511'N 119'W (Hampshire)   0km  
 
Rook  Corvus frugilegus     22 years 11 months
 
FV55866 Nestling 01-05-1982    Backaderry, Castlewellan: 5416'N 557'W (Down)
Dead 01-04-2005    Ballyward, Castlewellan: 5416'N 63'W (Down)   7km   W
 
Carrion Crow  Corvus corone     15 years 20 days
 
FR82480 Nestling 26-05-1989    Misterton: 5327'N 051'W (Nottinghamshire)
Freshly dead  (trapped) 15-06-2004    Misson, Doncaster: 5326'N 059'W (Nottinghamshire)   10km   W
 
Hooded Crow  Corvus cornix     12 years 10 months 7 days
 
FV39565 Nestling 10-06-1977    Hammersland, near Strand: 6011'N 113'W (Shetland)
Freshly dead 17-04-1990    Sella Ness: 6026'N 117'W (Shetland)   28km   N (Map)
 
Carrion/Hooded Crow (unspecified)  Corvus corone/cornix     17 years 7 months 14 days
 
FV85368 Nestling 25-05-1991    Sandwich Bay Estate: 5116'N 123'E (Kent)
Freshly dead  (domestic animal) 08-01-2009    Betteshanger, near Deal: 5113'N 118'E (Kent)   9km   SW
 
Raven  Corvus corax     17 years 11 months 15 days
 
HW96507 Nestling 08-05-1982    Troutbeck, near Ambleside: 5425'N 255'W (Cumbria)
Freshly dead 23-04-2000    Bassenthwaite, Keswick: 5440'N 313'W (Cumbria)   34km   NW (Map)
 
Starling  Sturnus vulgaris     17 years 7 months 25 days
 
XK36908 First-year Female 20-11-1983    Shotley, Ipswich: 5158'N 115'E (Suffolk)
Dead 15-07-2001    Phillipova Gora, Demianski Rayon: 5732'N 3258'E (Novgorod) Russia   2,122km   ENE (Map)
 
House Sparrow  Passer domesticus     12 years 12 days
 
BC37543 Full-grown Male 11-04-1966    Pontypool: 5142'N 31'W (Gwent)
Dead 23-04-1978    Pontypool: 5142'N 31'W (Gwent)   0km  
 
Tree Sparrow  Passer montanus     10 years 10 months 20 days
 
NN15352 Nestling 14-05-1985    Pilling: 5355'N 257'W (Lancashire)
Dead  (bird of prey) 03-04-1996    Longwood Farm, Pilling: 5354'N 256'W (Lancashire)   2km  
 
Chaffinch  Fringilla coelebs     11 years 7 months 21 days
 
KJ68627 First-year Female 19-11-1978    Murlough NNR, near Dundrum: 5414'N 549'W (Down)
Freshly dead  (hit glass) 10-07-1990    Hillsborough: 5428'N 65'W (Down)   31km   NNW (Map)
 
Brambling  Fringilla montifringilla     8 years 7 months 16 days
 
KB08100 First-year Female 28-03-1975    Ashcombe Farm, Lewes: 5052'N 03'W (Sussex)
Freshly dead  (shot) 13-11-1983    Marina Di Massa, Massa: 440'N 106'E (Genova) Italy   1,078km   SE (Map)
 
Greenfinch  Carduelis chloris     12 years 15 days
 
P3640 Second-year 17-05-1952    High Wycombe: 5138'N 046'W (Buckinghamshire)
Alive  (in building) 01-06-1964    Rickmansworth: 5139'N 029'W (Hertfordshire)   20km   E
 
Goldfinch  Carduelis carduelis     8 years 8 months 4 days
 
K395049 Juvenile 08-08-1995    Steyning: 5053'N 019'W (Sussex)
Freshly dead  (hit by car) 12-04-2004    Steyning: 5053'N 020'W (Sussex)   2km  
 
Siskin  Carduelis spinus     9 years 2 months 1 day
 
C674383 First-year Male 14-02-1986    Drumnadrochit: 5719'N 429'W (Highland Region)
Caught by ringer 15-04-1995    Dingwall: 5736'N 426'W (Highland Region)   32km   N (Map)
 
Linnet  Carduelis cannabina     8 years 3 months 25 days
 
AX63464 First-year Female 05-07-1967    : 5330'N 36'W (Lancs (South))
Freshly dead  (hit by car) 30-10-1975    : 4436'N 024'W (Gironde) France   1,008km   S (Map)
 
Twite  Carduelis flavirostris     5 years 7 months 3 days
 
R687019 Nestling 07-06-2004    near Midgeley: 5345'N 158'W (West Yorkshire)
Field sighting 10-01-2010    Pegwell Bay: 5118'N 121'E (Kent)   353km   SE (Map)
 
Lesser Redpoll  Carduelis cabaret     6 years 26 days
 
H208956 First-year Male 20-10-1991    Pett Level: 5054'N 040'E (Sussex)
Caught by ringer 15-11-1997    Berzee: 5017'N 424'E (Namur) Belgium   272km   ESE (Map)
 
Redpoll (Common/Lesser)  Carduelis flammea/cabaret     8 years 5 months 22 days
 
C650722 First-year Male 22-09-1985    Dartford Heath, Dartford: 5126'N 011'E (Kent)
Freshly dead 16-03-1994    Rekem: 5055'N 542'E (Limburg) Belgium   390km   E (Map)
 
Common Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra     3 years 2 months 10 days
 
BV29761 First-year Male 14-04-1973    : 526'N 124'E (Suffolk)
Caught by ringer 24-06-1976    : 5224'N 042'E (Suffolk)   58km   NW (Map)
 
Bullfinch  Pyrrhula pyrrhula     9 years 2 months 9 days
 
HB06140 Adult Male 14-11-1965    : 5324'N 254'W (Lancs (South))
Freshly dead  (natural causes) 23-01-1975    : 5324'N 254'W (Lancs (South))   0km  
 
Hawfinch  Coccothraustes coccothraustes     6 years 9 months 4 days
 
CA39487 First-year 05-09-1964    near Ipswich: 526'N 112'E (Suffolk)
Dead  (bird of prey) 09-06-1971    : 5212'N 130'E (Suffolk)   23km   ENE (Map)
 
Snow Bunting  Plectrophenax nivalis     8 years 11 months 2 days
 
VN81690 First-year Female 17-01-1997    Old Hunstanton: 5257'N 031'E (Norfolk)
Caught by ringer 19-12-2005    Strekdam Thv Paal 1, Den Helder: 5257'N 443'E (Noord-Holland) The Netherlands   282km   E (Map)
 
Yellowhammer  Emberiza citrinella     11 years 9 months 28 days
 
JC97236 Adult Female 16-12-1970    Wytham Woods: 5147'N 119'W (Oxfordshire)
Freshly dead 14-10-1982    Wytham Woods: 5147'N 119'W (Oxfordshire)   0km  
 
Reed Bunting  Emberiza schoeniclus     9 years 11 months 18 days
 
HS12634 First-year Male 10-11-1968    : 536'N 018'E (Lincoln)
Caught by ringer 28-10-1978    : 536'N 018'E (Lincoln)   0km  
 
Corn Bunting  Emberiza calandra     7 years 4 months 17 days
 
BV42578 Full-grown Female 21-01-1979    Weybridge: 5122'N 028'W (Surrey)
Freshly dead  (hit by car) 07-06-1986    Rainham: 5123'N 036'E (Kent)   74km   E (Map)
 
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