Monday 28 April 2014

24 year old Guillemot found dead at St Gothians

Back in February I found a dead Guillemot at St Gothians NR with a ring on it.  I submitted it to the BTO and was surprised to find that this bird was just shy of 24 years old.  Quite an age.  Further details relating to the find are shown below:

Ringing Scheme:     

Ring Number:T77296        Species of bird:Guillemot 
This bird was ringed by Clyde Ringing Group as age nestling, sex unknown on 27-Jun-1990 at Sanda Island, Argyll and Bute
OS Map reference NR7304, co-ordinates 55deg 17min N 5deg 34min W.
It was found on 16-Feb-2014 at Gwithian, near Hayle, Cornwall
OS Map reference SW5841, co-ordinates 50deg 13min N 5deg 23min W.
The bird was Freshly dead    Bird Found
It was found 8635 days after it was ringed, 564 km from the ringing site, direction S.

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