Until 1987 the longevity record for Avocets ringed in Britain stood at 16 years 1 month 19 days.
A number of our colour ringed Avocets have now beaten that record.

Left leg Yellow over Metal, Right leg Yellow over Black, ringed 03/06/1998 at Snettisham, Norfolk and last seen at the Exe Estuary, Devon 04/11/2017     Photos
19 years 5 month 2 days after ringing


Left leg Red over Lime, Right leg Yellow over Metal, ringed 15/07/1994 at Holme, Norfolk and last seen at Cley 03/08/2016                                              Photos
22 years  22 days after ringing                       

Left leg Black over Red, Right leg Yellow over Metal ringed 05/07/1993 at Holme, Norfolk and last seen at Orfordness 18/08/2012                                            Photos
19 years 1 month 13 days after ringing.

Left leg Red over Black, Left leg Yellow over Metal ringed 18/06/1993 Holme, Norfolk and last seen at Cley, Norfolk 26/07//2016                                        Photos
23 years 1 months 9 days after ringing.

Left leg Red over Yellow, Right leg Yellow over Metal ringed 02/07/1990 Titchwell, Norfolk and last seen Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk 23/03/2015
24 years 8 months 22 days after ringing.                                                                                                                                                                                           Photos
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