Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Movers and Shakers

As we are in early September I have updated the ringing totals for Fylde Rinigng Group up until the end of August in the panel to the right. We have ringed 2,836 birds of 60 species. New species ringed in August were Collared Dove and Grey Wagtail. I have lsited the top ten below.

1 - Tree Sparrow - 351
2 - Swallow - 326 (up from 4th)
3 - Siskin - 260 (down from 2nd)
4 - Goldfinch - 237 (down from 3rd)
5 - Chaffinch - 210
6 - Whitethroat - 183 (up from 8th)
7 - Lesser Redpoll - 154 (down from 6th)
8 - Willow Warbler - 139 (straight in)
9 - Meadow Pipit - 131 (down from 7th)
10 - Blue Tit - 100 (down from 9th)

The totals for the year are looking excellent and the bulk of the birds ringed in August were by Phil and Will, who are both retired and semi-retired, and are able to get out when conditions are good. So it's a big thank you to them.

I was working up the Lune Valley today and after all the rain we have had over the past 48 hours the Lune was in flood and I have included a few pictures.

Looking upstream from the Gressingham Bridge

Looking downstream from the Gressingham Bridge

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