Over on the right I have updated the ringing totals for Fylde Ringing Group up until the end of April. April is probably the month when the most new species are added with the arrival of summer migrants. Nine new species were ringed for the year which were Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Pied Flycatcher and Starling.
Below you will find the top 5 ringed for the month and the top ten 'movers and shakers' for the year.
Top 5 Ringed in April
1. Willow Warbler - 74
2. Blackcap - 13
3. Chiffchaff - 11
Starling - 11
5. Goldcrest - 10
Blue Tit - 10
Top Ten Movers and Shakers For the Year
1. Blue Tit - 129 (same position)
2. Willow Warbler - 74 (straight in)
3. Great Tit - 63 (down from 2nd)
4. Chaffinch - 51 (down from 3rd)
5. Goldfinch - 50 (down from 4th)
6. Long-tailed Tit - 40 (down from 5th)
Lesser Redpoll - 40 (down from 5th)
8. Goldcrest - 36 (down from 7th)
9. Meadow Pipit - 26 (down from 8th)
10. Blackbird - 21 (down from 9th)
Another shot at Ogden p.m. - Yet another dark and dismal afternoon with mist over the tops whilst Ogden had drizzle and black as night skies. Around 200 small gulls on the water with no...
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