Thursday, 3 November 2011

Ringing Totals To Date

If you look at the panel to the right you will see that I have updated the ringing group's (Fylde RG) totals for 2011 up until the end of October. I have detailed the top ten below:

1. Chaffinch - 565 (same position)
2. Meadow Pipit - 414 (same position)
3. Tree Sparrow - 351 (same position)
4. Swallow - 330 (4th =)
5. Goldfinch - 330 (4th =)
6. Siskin - 260 (same position)
7. Whitethroat - 191 (same position)
8. Greenfinch - 167 (straight in at 8th =)
9. Lesser Redpoll - 167 (8th =)
10. Blue Tit - 149 (same position)

Meadow Pipit

The only species to drop out of the top ten from last month was Willow Warbler. Other species where we have ringed over 100 birds are Blackbird - 117, Willow Warbler - 142 and Great Tit - 129.

It will be interesting to see what November brings as we will be relying on the feeding stations until the end of the year. Hopefully the number of Tree Sparrows ringed will have increased and we should also see some increase in the number of Chaffinch and perhaps Siskin. We'll have to wait and see.