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Friday, May 3, 2013

At Almost 24 Years- E4141 is one of my Oldest Gulls

This morning on Chouet Landfill Beach I read metal ring Jersey  E4141 on an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull. Incredibly I ringed this bird as a chick on Sark in July 1989 - almost 24 years ago. While there is no doubt that this is a good age for a gull, this is not a longevity record for the species - a LBBG ringed as a chick in a colony in Cumbria was killed in the same colony when it was nearly 35 years old. Let's hope there's some life left in E4141 yet! 
LBBG E4141 (metal ring only) possibly with Black 9N5 Chouet Landfill Beach (c) PKV 

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