Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Swallow Storms up the Charts to Number One

Over on the right you will see that I have updated the ringing totals for Fylde Ringing Group for 2012. To date we have ringed 2,455 birds of 62 species and we are only 381 down on last years total at the same time of the year. This is pretty good considering the summer we have had and this is down to the hard work of Ian ringing almost daily at Fleetwood Bird Observatory, Phil and Will's tape luring of Chaffinches in particular out on the Moss and Paul's continued ringing of Tree Sparrow pulli from boxes.

Two new species for the year were added in the form of a Sand Martin ringed at the Swallow roost and four Tree Pipits trapped at the obs and out on the moss.

This months movers and shakers are as follows:

1. Swallow - 317 (up from 4th)
2. Tree Sparrow - 258 (down from 1st)
3. Blue Tit - 217 (down from 2nd)
4. Goldfinch - 179 (down from 3rd)
5. Chaffinch - 150 (up from 6th)
6. Great Tit - 125 (same position)
7. Lesser Redpoll - 113 (down from 5th)
8. Willow Warbler - 89 (straight in)
9. Reed Warbler - 85 (straight in)
10.= Meadow Pipit - 68 (down from 7th)
        Whitethroat - 68 (straight in)


Knocked out of the top ten were Blackbird (66) and Greenfinch (53). Just bubbling under are Wren (55), Dunnock (54), Robin (56) and Sedge Warbler (54).

What will happen in September? I expect Goldfinch, Chaffinch and Meadow Pipit to move up the order, but this of course will be weather dependant. We'll have to wait and see. 

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