Puffin, 34, found in Scottish isle bird colony

Published: 18/07/2009

Europe’s oldest puffin is alive and well and living in Scotland.

Bird ringers working for the British Trust for Ornithology were on an expedition to the Shiant Isles in the Minch when they rediscovered the 34-year-old bird. It was originally ringed on June 28, 1975.

They also found a puffin which was originally tagged on June 27, 1977, by Ian Buxton, a member of this year’s team.

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