Over on the right you will see that I have updated the ringing totals for Fylde Ringing Group up until the end of September. At 2,407 birds ringed for the year we are now only 276 short of where we were last year. However with the forecast for the next seven days looking like there will be no ringing we might lose a bit of momentum this month.
Four new species were added to the species list for 2014 and these were Barn Owl (2 pulli), Garden Warbler (1), Coal Tit (3) and Jay (1).
Below I have listed the top five species ringed for the month and the top ten 'movers and shakers' for the year.
Top 5 Ringed In September
1. Meadow Pipit - 108
2. Swallow - 105
3. Blue Tit - 100
4. Great Tit - 81
5. Robin - 56
Top 10 Movers And Shakers
1. Swallow - 712 (same position)
2. Blue Tit - 191 (up from 3rd)
3.Reed Warbler - 164 (down from 2nd)
4. Great Tit - 157 (up from 5th)
5. Meadow Pipit - 112 (straight in!)
6. Goldfinch - 90 (up from 7th)
7. Sedge Warbler - 86 (down from 4th)
8. Robin - 78 (straight in!)
9. Blackcap - 70 (same position)
10. Chiffchaff - 66 (same position)