Over on the right you will see that I have updated the ringing totals up until the end of August for Fylde Ringing Group. Below is a list of the top five ringed this month followed by the top ten 'movers and shakers' for the year.
Top Five Ringed in August 2013
1. Swallow - 529
2. Reed Warbler - 22
3. Sedge Warbler - 14
Whitethroat - 14
5. Dunnock - 11
Top Ten 'Movers and Shakers' for the Year
1. Swallow - 761 (same position)
2. Goldfinch - 133 (up from 3rd)
3. Willow Warbler - 132 (down from 2nd)
4. Chaffinch - 119 (same position)
5. Reed Warbler - 103 (up from 9th)
6. Sedge Warbler - 100 (up from 8th)
7. Great Tit - 100 (down from 5th)
8. Blue Tit - 90 (down from 7th)
9. Whitethroat - 83 (straight in)
10. Lesser Redpoll - 79 (same position)
I've just received a text from Ian saying that the cold front moving south in to our area has started to drop a few Wheatears in - interesting! It's going to be unsettled over weekend with quite a stiff easterly air flow, so it will have to be some birding in the rain for me. It is September after all!
Feeding frenzy - *When we were walking along Whitburn beach in Sunderland this afternoon I noticed a dense flock of about 150 black-headed gulls on the tid...
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