A female pied flycatcher that was ringed as a chick at RSPB Lake Vyrnwy on 22 June 1996 has been found alive and well sitting in a nest box near Clocaenog, Denbighshire.
The bird was found by British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) ringers over 34km from RSPB Lake Vyrnwy in a local forest near Clocaenog in May this year, 16 years since it was ringed! According to the BTO the previous holder of the title was nine years and seven days old.
For more info go to www.rspb.org.uk/wales
NB: the below picture is an image of a female pied flycatcher but not the actual bird mentioned in this article. Credit Robert Williams, RSPB Cymru.