Monday, 31 March 2014

Is the Record Holder an Ageing Rock Star?


Last August I reported that this particular male was the oldest bird that I had ever recovered (he was ringed as a chick in July 2004) and today he extended his own longevity record when I found him at roost with a much younger, but nevertheless experienced, fourth year female. Proving that he still remains at the top of his game was the fact that she was incubating a clutch of five eggs. I think that he was smiling and winking at me!



Male displaying the classic pure white underparts.

His much younger lady.