Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CE60645

The oldest recorded British Arctic Tern - 30years 2months 23days (at least). Ringed as a chick on the Farne Islands on 28th June 1980 and recaptured this summer. Not a world record however, that is held by a US Arctic Tern that lived for 34 years.
See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11375618

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