Hot on the heels of old-timer GBBG E5506 , now comes an even older bird, which is getting very close to breaking the UK longevity record for this species. Last night Lee Collins reported seeing GBBG Jersey metal ring E4357 at Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve, Devon, England. I ringed this bird as a chick in June 1990…so it is now just over 24 years, one month and two weeks of age! If this wonderful old gull can survive another year and manage to get its metal ring read again – Guernsey will snatch the record away from Scotland (not that we’re competitive down here!).
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