Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Little Change

Over to the right I have updated the totals for the year so far for Fylde Ringing Group. September was a poor month for us because of restricted opportunities due to the wet weather. Even our two full time ringers Ian and Phil struggled to get out! We ringed a total of 250 birds in September bringing our totals for the year to 2,705 which is 847 down on this time last year.

We added two new species for the year in the form of Blyth's Reed Warbler and single Treecreeper. Below you will find the top ten movers and shakers that haven't done much moving or shaking:

1. Swallow - 317 (same position)
2. Tree Sparrow - 258 (down from 2nd)
3. Chaffinch - 245 (down from 5th)
4. Blue Tit - 218 (down from 3rd)
5. Goldfinch - 200 (down from 4th)
6. Great Tit - 131 (same position)
7. Lesser Redpoll - 115 (same position)
8.=  Reed Warbler - 92 (up from 9th)
       Willow Warbler - 92 (same position)
10. Meadow Pipit - 83 (same position)

 Blyth's Reed Warbler

The only species to be knocked out of the top ten is Whitethroat and those species just bubbling under include Wren (62), Robin (67), Blackbird (71), Whitethroat (71) and Greenfinch (64).

Let's hope we get some settled easterly weather in October, although it hasn't got off to a good start!

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