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Date created: 19-July-2011
 
Longevity records for Britain & Ireland in 2010
 

The records listed below are for longevity records reported as BTO ring recoveries up to the end of 2010. 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)
40 yr 1 m 2 d Oystercatcher (in 2010) 17 yr 7 m 14 d Carrion/Hooded Crow (unspecified) (in 2009)
38 yr 7 m 7 d Pink-footed Goose (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   26y 9m 22d 
 
Bewick's Swan  Cygnus columbianus     20 years 3 months 9 days
 
Z20874 Adult Male 20-11-1968    Slimbridge: 5144'N 224'W (Gloucestershire)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 01-03-1989    Bitter, Hagenow: 5310'N 113'E (Schwerin) Germany   926km   E   20y 3m 9d  (Map)
 
Whooper Swan  Cygnus cygnus     23 years 3 months 7 days
 
Z43025 Adult Female 17-01-1980    Caerlaverock: 5458'N 329'W (Dumfries & Galloway)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 24-04-2003    Lautir, Reykjadalur, Sudur-Thingeyjar: 6543'N 1722'W Iceland   1,413km   NNW   23y 3m 7d  (Map)
 
Bean Goose  Anser fabalis     2 years 6 months 2 days
 
1390723 Adult Male 10-03-2004    The Watermill, Galphay: 548'N 138'W (North Yorkshire)
Freshly dead  (shot) 12-09-2006    Olkijoki, Raahe: 6444'N 2434'E (Oulu) Finland   1,881km   NE   2y 6m 2d  (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   38y 7m 7d  (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   18y 9m 22d  (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   18y 8m 2d  (Map)
 
Canada Goose  Branta canadensis     31 years 10 months 29 days
 
5067777 Nestling 28-06-1975    Aqualate Mere, Newport: 5247'N 220'W (Staffordshire)
Alive  (ring read in field) 27-05-2007    University of York: 5356'N 13'W (North Yorkshire)   154km   NE   31y 10m 29d  (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   26y 11m 11d 
 
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   28y 2m 12d  (Map)
 
Egyptian Goose  Alopochen aegyptiaca     5 years 2 months 24 days
 
1290324 Nestling 04-07-2005    Osterley Park: 5129'N 022'W (Greater London)
Alive  (ring read in field) 28-09-2010    Kensington Gardens, London: 5130'N 011'W (Greater London)   13km   E   5y 2m 24d 
 
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   24y 8m 21d  (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   10y 4m 25d 
 
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   34y 7m 0d  (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   21y 3m 29d  (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   18y 0m 20d  (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   20y 5m 17d  (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   15y 11m 20d  (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   14y 6m 15d  (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   22y 7m 24d  (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   7y 6m 25d  (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   22y 0m 10d  (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   24y 3m 13d  (Map)
 
Scaup  Aythya marila     8 years 4 months 30 days
 
AJ26447 First-year Male 07-01-1963    Place name unknown: 5718'N 20'W (Grampian Region)
Freshly dead  (shot) 06-06-1971    Place name unknown: 6536'N 7248'E (Yamal-Nenets) Russia   4,051km   ENE   8y 4m 30d  (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   35y 6m 26d 
 
Long-tailed Duck  Clangula hyemalis     20 years 4 days
 
SS68635 Adult Male 21-10-1967    Place name unknown: 5932'N 137'W (Fair Isle)
Freshly dead  (shot) 25-10-1987    Jamalinlahti, Lieksa: 6320'N 2954'E (Kuopio) Finland   1,724km   ENE   20y 0m 4d  (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   13y 2m 27d  (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   12y 0m 18d 
 
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   12y 0m 15d  (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   9y 6m 28d  (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   10y 8m 20d 
 
Red Grouse  Lagopus lagopus scotica     2 years 10 months 11 days
 
25181 Full-grown Female 09-12-1911    Pitchroy: 5725'N 322'W (Grampian Region)
Freshly dead  (shot) 20-10-1914    Pluscarden: 5736'N 326'W (Grampian Region)   21km   N   2y 10m 11d  (Map)
 
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   3y 9m 18d 
 
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   3y 6m 8d 
 
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   5y 2m 13d 
 
Pheasant  Phasianus colchicus     2 years 1 month 1 day
 
AD4304 Full-grown Male 23-12-1966    Place name unknown: 536'N 024'E (Lincolnshire)
Freshly dead  (shot) 24-01-1969    Place name unknown: 536'N 012'E (Lincolnshire)   13km   W   2y 1m 1d 
 
Golden Pheasant  Chrysolophus pictus     1 years 5 months 25 days
 
FA57823 Full-grown Female 22-12-1992    Mayday Farm, Thetford Forest: 5225'N 038'E (Suffolk)
Dead  (wild mammal) 16-06-1994    Mayday Farm, Thetford Forest: 5225'N 038'E (Suffolk)   0km   1y 5m 25d 
 
Red-throated Diver  Gavia stellata     24 years 7 days
 
1173866 Nestling Male 20-07-1986    South Unst: 6044'N 056'W (Shetland)
Caught by ringer 27-07-2010    South Unst: 6044'N 056'W (Shetland)   0km   24y 0m 7d 
 
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   6y 0m 23d 
 
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   11y 10m 5d  (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)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 13-06-2006    Site Confidential, near Inverness: 5720'N 423'W (Highland Region)   7km   SW   4y 9m 2d 
 
Fulmar  Fulmarus glacialis     40 years 10 months 16 days
 
352227 Adult Male 18-07-1951    Eynhallow: 598'N 37'W (Orkney)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 03-06-1992    Eynhallow: 598'N 37'W (Orkney)   0km   40y 10m 16d 
 
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   49y 11m 5d 
 
Storm Petrel  Hydrobates pelagicus     35 years 9 months 27 days
 
2426925 Adult 29-07-1974    Fair Isle: 5932'N 138'W (Fair Isle)
Caught by ringer 26-05-2010    Mousa Isle: 5959'N 111'W (Shetland)   56km   NNE   35y 9m 27d  (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   29y 11m 5d 
 
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   37y 4m 16d  (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   23y 6m 28d  (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   29y 10m 25d  (Map)
 
Bittern  Botaurus stellaris     10 years 7 months 7 days
 
1291702 Nestling Female 08-05-2000    Leighton Moss: 5410'N 248'W (Lancashire)
Alive  (ring read in field) 15-12-2010    Leighton Moss, near Silverdale: 5410'N 248'W (Lancashire)   0km   10y 7m 7d 
 
Little Egret  Egretta garzetta     9 years 6 months 25 days
 
GF09820 Nestling 31-05-2001    Site Confidential, near Faversham: 5119'N 053'E (Kent)
Freshly dead 26-12-2010    Binham: 5255'N 057'E (Norfolk)   178km   N   9y 6m 25d  (Map)
 
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   23y 9m 2d 
 
Honey-buzzard  Pernis apivorus     6 years 19 days
 
GN18656 Nestling Female 24-07-2000    Place name unknown: 5236'N 244'W (Shropshire)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 12-08-2006    Site Confidential, Cardiff area: 5131'N 39'W (Glamorgan)   124km   SSW   6y 0m 19d  (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   20y 1m 15d 
 
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)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 11-02-2005    Longa Island, Loch Gairloch: 5744'N 549'W (Highland Region)   63km   NNE   3y 7m 7d  (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   3y 9m 14d  (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   15y 9m 2d 
 
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   7y 11m 10d  (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   18y 8m 27d 
 
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   17y 1m 11d  (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   25y 6m 26d 
 
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   16y 1m 9d  (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   20y 11m 0d  (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   15y 11m 1d 
 
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   12y 8m 17d  (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   14y 10m 19d  (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   17y 2m 1d  (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   8y 9m 30d 
 
Spotted Crake  Porzana porzana     2 years 26 days
 
DB70355 Adult Male 26-05-2000    Insh: 575'N 358'W (Highland Region)
Dead  (hit wires) 21-06-2002    Cuaig, Kenmore, Strathcarron: 5732'N 551'W (Highland Region)   124km   WNW   2y 0m 26d  (Map)
 
Corncrake  Crex crex     1 years 11 months 20 days
 
ET12532 Adult Male 27-05-1996    Balephuil, Tiree: 5627'N 655'W (Strathclyde)
Dead  (hit by car) 17-05-1998    Balephuil area, Tiree: 5627'N 656'W (Strathclyde)   1km   1y 11m 20d 
 
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   11y 3m 20d 
 
Coot  Fulica atra     15 years 3 months 13 days
 
AJ48676 Full-grown 02-03-1963    Place name unknown: 5736'N 154'W (Grampian Region)
Dead 15-06-1978    Place name unknown: 566'N 348'W (Tayside)   203km   SW   15y 3m 13d  (Map)
 
Oystercatcher  Haematopus ostralegus     40 years 1 month 2 days
 
SS58540 Nestling 14-06-1970    Friskney Marsh: 531'N 010'E (Lincolnshire)
Caught by ringer 16-07-2010    Wrangle Tofts: 531'N 010'E (Lincolnshire)   0km   40y 1m 2d 
 
Avocet  Recurvirostra avosetta     16 years 1 month 19 days
 
ED52654 Nestling 06-06-1971    Minsmere: 5214'N 137'E (Suffolk)
Alive  (ring read in field) 25-07-1987    Minsmere: 5214'N 137'E (Suffolk)   0km   16y 1m 19d 
 
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   17y 10m 21d  (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   6y 8m 14d  (Map)
 
Ringed Plover  Charadrius hiaticula     19 years 8 months 19 days
 
BV85945 Adult Female 31-08-1980    Heacham: 5253'N 028'E (Norfolk)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 20-05-2000    Snettisham Coastal Park: 5252'N 026'E (Norfolk)   3km   19y 8m 19d 
 
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   10y 10m 1d  (Map)
 
Golden Plover  Pluvialis apricaria     12 years 29 days
 
2072773 Full-grown 15-01-1966    Place name unknown: 540'N 248'W (Greater Manchester)
Freshly dead  (bird of prey) 13-02-1978    Place name unknown: 540'N 248'W (Greater Manchester)   0km   12y 0m 29d 
 
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   25y 1m 18d 
 
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   21y 1m 15d 
 
Knot  Calidris canutus     27 years 3 months 29 days
 
CE25745 First-year 21-10-1978    Brora: 580'N 352'W (Highland Region)
Alive  (ring read in field) 19-02-2006    Dijk Thv Vuurtoren, Den Helder: 5258'N 444'E (Noord-Holland) The Netherlands   778km   SE   27y 3m 29d  (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   17y 7m 3d 
 
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   3y 11m 27d  (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   12y 11m 24d 
 
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   13y 11m 0d 
 
Dunlin  Calidris alpina     19 years 3 months 26 days
 
NS64038 First-year 07-08-1991    Elliot: 5632'N 236'W (Tayside)
Caught by ringer 03-12-2010    Banc D'arguin: 1954'N 1618'W Mauritania   4,231km   SSW   19y 3m 26d  (Map)
 
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   9y 0m 25d  (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   9y 4m 17d 
 
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   16y 0m 19d  (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   15y 5m 12d 
 
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)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 14-02-2001    Fen Drayton: 5218'N 03'W (Cambridgeshire)   108km   WNW   23y 3m 21d  (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   33y 11m 13d 
 
Whimbrel  Numenius phaeopus     24 years 1 month 25 days
 
EK92102 Adult Male 01-06-1986    Fetlar: 6036'N 052'W (Shetland)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 26-07-2010    Fetlar: 6036'N 052'W (Shetland)   0km   24y 1m 25d 
 
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   31y 9m 25d  (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   14y 0m 11d 
 
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   11y 2m 29d 
 
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   7y 5m 16d  (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   16y 0m 3d 
 
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   7y 11m 18d  (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   20y 1m 15d  (Map)
 
Turnstone  Arenaria interpres     22 years 3 months 20 days
 
XS24695 Adult 12-12-1982    Rhos-on-Sea: 5318'N 344'W (Clwyd)
Freshly dead c. 01-04-2005    Templetown: 5359'N 69'W (Louth)   177km   WNW   22y 3m 20d  (Map)
 
Red-necked Phalarope  Phalaropus lobatus     12 years 10 months 20 days
 
NT14343 Nestling 19-07-1996    Fetlar: 6036'N 052'W (Shetland)
Alive  (ring read in field) 08-06-2009    Funzie, Fetlar: 6035'N 049'W (Shetland)   4km   12y 10m 20d 
 
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   25y 10m 24d  (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   34y 6m 18d  (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   28y 6m 5d  (Map)
 
Black-headed Gull  Chroicocephalus ridibundus     29 years 3 months 12 days
 
EH56982 First-year 13-11-1980    Regent's Park, London: 5131'N 010'W (Greater London)
Alive  (ring read in field) 25-02-2010    Regent's Park, London: 5131'N 09'W (Greater London)   2km   29y 3m 12d 
 
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   10y 11m 12d 
 
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   15y 3m 7d  (Map)
 
Common Gull  Larus canus     25 years 16 days
 
EJ90782 Nestling 04-06-1983    Dereens Island, Carrowmore Lough: 5412'N 948'W (Mayo)
Alive  (ring read in field) 20-06-2008    Aghamore Pier, Lough Gill: 5414'N 826'W (Sligo)   89km   E   25y 0m 16d  (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   34y 10m 27d  (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   30y 11m 15d 
 
Yellow-legged Gull  Larus michahellis     3 years 7 months 17 days
 
GC22901 Adult 21-04-2007    near Hempsted, Gloucester: 5151'N 217'W (Gloucestershire)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 08-12-2010    Priorslee Lake, Telford: 5241'N 225'W (Shropshire)   94km   N   3y 7m 17d  (Map)
 
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   17y 4m 7d  (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   24y 11m 25d  (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   17y 9m 28d  (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   30y 9m 14d  (Map)
 
Common Tern  Sterna hirundo     33 years 6 days
 
CK39045 Nestling 01-07-1963    Coquet Island: 5520'N 132'W (Northumberland)
Alive  (ring read in field) 07-07-1996    Seaforth, Liverpool: 5328'N 32'W (Merseyside)   229km   SSW   33y 0m 6d  (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   23y 10m 8d  (Map)
 
Arctic Tern  Sterna paradisaea     29 years 11 months 27 days
 
CE60645 Nestling 28-06-1980    Inner Farne, Farne Islands: 5536'N 140'W (Northumberland)
Caught by ringer 24-06-2010    Inner Farne, Farne Islands: 5536'N 140'W (Northumberland)   0km   29y 11m 27d 
 
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   31y 9m 11d  (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   41y 11m 23d 
 
Black Guillemot  Cepphus grylle     22 years 11 months 9 days
 
EC43291 Nestling 02-08-1965    Place name unknown: 5932'N 137'W (Fair Isle)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 11-07-1988    Place name unknown: 5932'N 137'W (Fair Isle)   0km   22y 11m 9d 
 
Puffin  Fratercula arctica     35 years 11 months 13 days
 
EB38387 Adult 08-07-1974    Shiant Islands: 5753'N 622'W (Western Isles)
Caught by ringer 21-06-2010    Garbh Eilean: 5754'N 622'W (Western Isles)   2km   35y 11m 13d 
 
Rock Dove  Columba livia     7 years 8 months 25 days
 
ES58139 Adult 14-07-2002    Bigga, Yell Sound: 6029'N 112'W (Shetland)
Alive  (ring read in field) 08-04-2010    Burravoe, Yell: 6029'N 13'W (Shetland)   9km   E   7y 8m 25d 
 
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   9y 2m 12d 
 
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   17y 8m 19d 
 
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   16y 10m 17d 
 
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   11y 2m 15d  (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)
Alive  (ring read in field) 09-05-2003    Heston: 5129'N 023'W (Greater London)   27km   NW   7y 7m 1d  (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   6y 11m 2d 
 
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   14y 7m 22d 
 
Eurasian Eagle-Owl  Bubo bubo     1 years 9 months 6 days
 
5212459 Nestling 18-04-2004    Site Confidential: 5424'N 20'W (North Yorkshire)
Freshly dead 24-01-2006    near Peebles: 5538'N 316'W (Borders Region)   160km   NNW   1y 9m 6d  (Map)
 
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   10y 2m 27d 
 
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   21y 5m 13d 
 
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   12y 10m 12d  (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   6y 7m 28d  (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   11y 0m 10d 
 
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   17y 11m 5d  (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   4y 6m 13d  (Map)
 
Wryneck  Jynx torquilla     2 years 4 months 7 days
 
NE97571 Full-grown 22-04-1981    Bough Beech Reservoir, Edenbridge: 5113'N 09'E (Kent)
Dead  (injury) 29-08-1983    Vielle St.Girons, Bayonne: 4357'N 118'W (Landes) France   815km   S   2y 4m 7d  (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   15y 0m 8d 
 
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   10y 9m 22d 
 
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker  Dendrocopos minor     6 years 4 months 9 days
 
VT54177 Adult Female 28-09-2003    Lower Basildon: 5130'N 17'W (Berkshire)
Caught by ringer 06-02-2010    Lower Basildon: 5130'N 17'W (Berkshire)   0km   6y 4m 9d 
 
Woodlark  Lullula arborea     5 years 11 months 21 days
 
TB37730 Nestling Male 26-04-2004    Thetford Forest: 5225'N 037'E (Suffolk)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 16-04-2010    Highash Hill: 5232'N 039'E (Norfolk)   14km   N   5y 11m 21d 
 
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   9y 0m 10d 
 
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)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 05-02-2000    Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve: 535'N 019'E (Lincolnshire)   2km   3y 1m 15d 
 
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   7y 11m 12d  (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   11y 1m 11d  (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   7y 1m 12d 
 
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    Place name unknown: 3930'N 80'W Portugal   1,731km   SSW   6y 7m 0d  (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   7y 1m 30d  (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   5y 11m 25d 
 
Water Pipit  Anthus spinoletta     3 years 1 month 25 days
 
H607471 First-year 07-11-1993    Rye Meads, Hoddesdon: 5146'N 00'W (Hertfordshire)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 01-01-1997    Rye Meads, Hoddesdon: 5146'N 00'W (Hertfordshire)   0km   3y 1m 25d 
 
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   8y 8m 0d  (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   7y 0m 1d 
 
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   11y 3m 21d 
 
Waxwing  Bombycilla garrulus     2 years 11 months 24 days
 
CH30382 Adult 03-11-1974    Heacham, King's Lynn: 5255'N 030'E (Norfolk)
Freshly dead  (cat) 27-10-1977    near Kirs: 5920'N 5215'E (Kirov) Russia   3,274km   ENE   2y 11m 24d  (Map)
 
Dipper  Cinclus cinclus     8 years 4 months 11 days
 
CP58458 Nestling Female 14-05-1970    Place name unknown: 5030'N 430'W (Cornwall)
Caught by ringer 25-09-1978    Place name unknown: 5036'N 46'W (Devon)   30km   ENE   8y 4m 11d  (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   6y 8m 13d 
 
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   11y 3m 7d 
 
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   8y 4m 30d 
 
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   7y 1m 17d 
 
Bluethroat  Luscinia svecica     2 years 2 months 9 days
 
E177667 Second-year Male 22-05-1987    Flamborough: 547'N 09'W (Humberside)
Freshly dead  (hit by car) 31-07-1989    Ustaoset, near Hardanger Vidda: 6030'N 84'E (Buskerud) Norway   863km   NE   2y 2m 9d  (Map)
 
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   4y 11m 18d  (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   8y 0m 8d  (Map)
 
Whinchat  Saxicola rubetra     4 years 11 months 19 days
 
J832538 Second-year Male 25-06-1994    Blorenge Mountain, Blaenavon: 5147'N 33'W (Gwent)
Caught by ringer 13-06-1999    Blorenge Mountain, Blaenavon: 5147'N 33'W (Gwent)   0km   4y 11m 19d 
 
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   4y 11m 12d 
 
Wheatear  Oenanthe oenanthe     8 years 3 months 16 days
 
VS56655 Second-year Female 16-05-2002    Snettisham Coastal Park: 5252'N 026'E (Norfolk)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 01-09-2010    Heescheinds Veld: 5144'N 523'E (Noord-Brabant) The Netherlands   360km   ESE   8y 3m 16d  (Map)
 
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   6y 5m 23d  (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   14y 2m 1d 
 
Fieldfare  Turdus pilaris     14 years 8 months 24 days
 
RE89488 Adult Female 31-01-1996    near Goose Green, Wigan: 5331'N 240'W (Greater Manchester)
Freshly dead  (hit glass) 25-10-2010    Shorne: 5124'N 025'E (Kent)   316km   SE   14y 8m 24d  (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   10y 8m 29d 
 
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   11y 10m 7d  (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   11y 4m 9d 
 
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   9y 3m 28d 
 
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   5y 0m 16d 
 
Savi's Warbler  Locustella luscinioides     1 years 11 months 23 days
 
C893390 Adult Male 13-06-1986    Westbere: 5118'N 19'E (Kent)
Caught by ringer 05-06-1988    Westbere: 5118'N 19'E (Kent)   0km   1y 11m 23d 
 
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   8y 8m 8d  (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  (colour marks seen) 17-05-1993    Defford: 524'N 28'W (Hereford & Worcester)   2km   7y 10m 22d 
 
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   12y 11m 21d 
 
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   10y 8m 15d  (Map)
 
Garden Warbler  Sylvia borin     9 years 10 months 24 days
 
K734112 First-year 14-08-1996    Wintersett Reservoir, Wakefield: 5337'N 126'W (West Yorkshire)
Caught by ringer 08-07-2006    Wintersett Reservoir, Wakefield: 5337'N 126'W (West Yorkshire)   0km   9y 10m 24d 
 
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   9y 0m 2d 
 
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   6y 11m 30d 
 
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  (ring read in field) 12-10-1986    Havant area: 5050'N 10'W (Hampshire)   0km   3y 8m 8d 
 
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   6y 11m 24d 
 
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   7y 7m 24d  (Map)
 
Willow Warbler  Phylloscopus trochilus     10 years 11 months 18 days
 
1Z5079 Juvenile Male 25-07-1999    near Bron Bannog, Clocaenog Forest: 533'N 327'W (Clwyd)
Caught by ringer 13-07-2010    Hilton of Fern, Fern: 5644'N 249'W (Tayside)   412km   N   10y 11m 18d  (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   4y 10m 9d  (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   3y 2m 13d  (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   7y 10m 7d  (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   9y 0m 7d 
 
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   7y 0m 22d 
 
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   8y 8m 5d 
 
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   9y 9m 2d 
 
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   13y 11m 5d  (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)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 30-01-1997    Loch Garten: 5714'N 342'W (Highland Region)   2km   7y 11m 20d 
 
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   8y 9m 26d  (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   10y 4m 18d 
 
Marsh Tit  Poecile palustris     10 years 1 month 26 days
 
C150033 First-year 24-03-1984    Fairlight: 5052'N 039'E (Sussex)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 20-05-1994    Fairlight: 5052'N 039'E (Sussex)   2km   10y 1m 26d 
 
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   11y 9m 10d  (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   8y 0m 18d 
 
Golden Oriole  Oriolus oriolus     10 years 1 month 1 day
 
RA59406 Adult Male 24-05-1986    Gibraltar Point: 536'N 020'E (Lincolnshire)
Alive  (ring read in field) 25-06-1996    Site Confidential: 5227'N 023'E (Cambridgeshire)   72km   S   10y 1m 1d  (Map)
 
Red-backed Shrike  Lanius collurio     2 years 11 months 14 days
 
VB33769 First-year 11-08-1986    Landguard Point, near Felixstowe: 5156'N 119'E (Suffolk)
Caught by ringer 25-07-1989    Breckland: 5235'N 045'E (Norfolk)   82km   NNW   2y 11m 14d  (Map)
 
Great Grey Shrike  Lanius excubitor     1 years 4 months 23 days
 
CN47531 First-year 16-11-1970    Place name unknown: 5932'N 137'W (Fair Isle)
Caught by ringer 08-04-1972    Place name unknown: 5914'N 1051'E (Ostfold) Norway   706km   E   1y 4m 23d  (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   16y 9m 19d 
 
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   21y 8m 23d 
 
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   16y 8m 26d 
 
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   15y 11m 16d 
 
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   22y 11m 0d 
 
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   15y 0m 20d 
 
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   12y 10m 7d  (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   17y 7m 14d 
 
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   17y 11m 15d  (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   17y 7m 25d  (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   12y 0m 12d 
 
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   10y 10m 20d 
 
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   11y 7m 21d  (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   8y 7m 16d  (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   12y 0m 15d 
 
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   8y 8m 4d 
 
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   9y 2m 1d  (Map)
 
Linnet  Carduelis cannabina     8 years 3 months 25 days
 
AX63464 First-year Female 05-07-1967    Place name unknown: 5330'N 36'W (Greater Manchester)
Freshly dead  (hit by car) 30-10-1975    Place name unknown: 4436'N 024'W (Gironde) France   1,008km   S   8y 3m 25d  (Map)
 
Twite  Carduelis flavirostris     5 years 7 months 3 days
 
R687019 Nestling 07-06-2004    near Midgeley: 5345'N 158'W (West Yorkshire)
Alive  (colour marks seen) 10-01-2010    Pegwell Bay: 5118'N 121'E (Kent)   353km   SE   5y 7m 3d  (Map)
 
Common Redpoll  Carduelis flammea     2 years 5 months 26 days
 
82718 Full-grown Female 12-03-1960    Sopley, Christchurch: 5047'N 147'W (Dorset)
Alive  (injury) 07-09-1962    Ulrika, Rimforsa: 586'N 1532'E (Ostergotland) Sweden   1,380km   NE   2y 5m 26d  (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   6y 0m 26d  (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   8y 5m 22d  (Map)
 
Common Crossbill  Loxia curvirostra     3 years 2 months 10 days
 
BV29761 First-year Male 14-04-1973    Place name unknown: 526'N 124'E (Suffolk)
Caught by ringer 24-06-1976    Place name unknown: 5224'N 042'E (Suffolk)   58km   NW   3y 2m 10d  (Map)
 
Scottish Crossbill  Loxia scotica     2 years 11 months 22 days
 
NV82091 Nestling Male 01-06-1995    Abernethy Forest: 5712'N 338'W (Highland Region)
Caught by ringer 23-05-1998    Derry Lodge: 571'N 335'W (Grampian Region)   21km   S   2y 11m 22d  (Map)
 
Bullfinch  Pyrrhula pyrrhula     9 years 2 months 9 days
 
HB06140 Adult Male 14-11-1965    Place name unknown: 5324'N 254'W (Greater Manchester)
Freshly dead  (natural causes) 23-01-1975    Place name unknown: 5324'N 254'W (Greater Manchester)   0km   9y 2m 9d 
 
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    Place name unknown: 5212'N 130'E (Suffolk)   23km   ENE   6y 9m 4d  (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   8y 11m 2d  (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   11y 9m 28d 
 
Cirl Bunting  Emberiza cirlus     1 years 6 months 7 days
 
E312256 Full-grown Female 23-01-1991    Prawle Point: 5012'N 343'W (Devon)
Dead 30-07-1992    East Prawle, Kingsbridge: 5012'N 342'W (Devon)   1km   1y 6m 7d 
 
Reed Bunting  Emberiza schoeniclus     9 years 11 months 18 days
 
HS12634 First-year Male 10-11-1968    Place name unknown: 536'N 018'E (Lincolnshire)
Caught by ringer 28-10-1978    Place name unknown: 536'N 018'E (Lincolnshire)   0km   9y 11m 18d 
 
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   7y 4m 17d  (Map)
 

Citation:Robinson, R.A. & Clark, J.A.(2011) The Online Ringing Report: Bird ringing in Britain & Ireland in 2010 BTO, Thetford (http://www.bto.org/ringing-report, created on 19-July-2011)

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