I just thought that I would list below some of the totals that I think are interesting/noteworthy so far:
Tufted Duck - 1. caught by hand at Stanley park whilst colour ringing Coot.
Kestrel - 5 pulli
Coot - 48 full grown birds. Mainly due to Craig's hard work.
Ringed Plover - 4. The first brood to fledge at Rossall Point for over a decade!
Woodcock - 2. Including a bird caught in Ian's chicken coop!
Little Owl - 6 pulli and 1 full grown. Down to Phil and Will's hard work.
Tawny Owl - 5 pulli. Unusual for us to ring so many tawny chicks.
Swallow - 50 full grown and 78 pulli. Most of our Swallow pulli are ringed by Phil at one site.
Tree Pipit - 9 full grown. Phil and Will's efforts this summer on Rawcliffe Moss.
Dipper - 3 pulli. A brood of three found by Ian. The first time Dipper has appeared on our totals for some years.
Blackbird - 119 full grown.
Fieldfare - 29 full grown.
Sedge Warbler - 40 full grown
Reed Warbler - 54 full grown and 8 pulli. Most of our Acros were ringed at Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park.
Whitethroat - 127 full grown. Our main site for this species is Rawcliffe Moss with good support from Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park.
Goldcrest - 30 full grown. Demonstrating that they have perhaps had a good breeding season and bounced back from last winter.
Pied Flycatcher - 25 pulli. Occupation rates are reducing at our boxes giving us cause for concern.
Coal Tit - 33 full grown. A good year for this species.
House Sparrow - 58 full grown. The majority from a site of Will's near Garstang, plus a few in my garden.
Tree Sparrow - 119 pulli. Three nest box sites; 2 on Rawcliffe Moss and one near Singleton.
Chaffinch - 535 full grown. The majority of these were tape lured on Rawcliffe Moss in September.
Greenfinch - 292 full grown. The majority of these were tape lured at Rossall in October.
Goldfinch - 177 full grown. Will's garden is responsible for the majority of these.
Siskin - 48 full grown. As per Goldfinch.
Common Redpoll - 1 full grown. tape lured with Lesser Redpolls at Rossall in spring.
Lesser Redpoll - 51 full grown. The majority of these were tape lured in spring at Rossall. Other birds have been caught on Rawcliffe Moss and in Will's garden.
Reed Bunting - 117 full grown. Most of these have been tape lured during October on Rawcliffe Moss.
I didn't get out birding this morning unfortunately, but I did take the pictures below of a caterpillar on an Apple in my garden. Any ideas to its identification please?