Until 1987 the longevity record for Avocets ringed in Britain stood at 16 years 1 month 19 days.
The record now is 32 years 11 months 4 days held by ER2787_$2 ringed by us in 1990.
Several of our colour ringed Avocets have also beaten that 1987 record.
ER2787_$2               32 years 11 months 4 days after ringing.
Left leg Red over Yellow, Right leg Yellow over Metal, ringed 02/07/1990 Titchwell, Norfolk and last seen Titchwell, Norfolk, UK 05/06/2023
   
ES43676                27 years  9 days after ringing.
Left leg Red over Lime, Right leg Yellow over Metal, ringed 15/07/1994 at Holme, Norfolk and last seen at Titchwell, Norfolk, UK 24/07/2021             
   
ES4366_                23 years 1 months 17 days after ringing.
Left leg Red over Black, Right leg Yellow over Metal, ringed 18/06/1993 Holme, Norfolk and last seen at Cley, Norfolk, UK 26/07//2016      
   
EG27453                22 years 8 months 21 days after ringing
Left leg Yellow over Metal, Right leg Yellow over Green, ringed 24/06/2000 near Heacham, Norfolk, UK, last seen Holme Dunes 16/03/2023 

ET07276                22 years 9 months 11 days after ringing.
Left leg Yellow over Metal, Right leg Lime over Red, ringed 12/06/1999 at Snettisham, Norfolk and last seen Snettisham, Norfolk 22/03/2022
ER2786_                22 years 5 months 19 days after ringing
Left leg Yellow over Red, Left leg Yellow over Metal, ringed 23/06/1990 at Elmley, Kent and last seen Two Tree Island, Leigh on Sea, Essex, UK 11/12/2012

ET07234                9 years 5 months 16 days after ringing.
Left leg Yellow over Metal, Right leg Yellow over Black, ringed 03/06/1998 at Snettisham, Norfolk and last seen at Exe Estuary, Topsham, Dorset, UK 04/11/2017
ES4367_                19 years 1 month 14 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, UK 18/08/2012       
   
EG27474                18 years 9 months 17 days after ringing.
Left leg Yellow over Metal, Right leg Blue over Lime, ringed  20/06/2002 near Heacham, Norfolk and last seen at Adwick Washlands, South Yorkshire, UK 05/04/2021
 
ER4394_                 17 years 11 months 10 days.
Left leg Red over Green, Right leg Yellow over Metal, ringed Holme, Norfolk, UK 14/07/1991, last seen Cley, Norfolk, UK 02/07/2009.                        


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