Over on the right you will see that I have updated the ringing totals for the year so far for Fylde Ringing Group. Up until the end of June we have ringed 1,138 birds of 43 species and we are 593 birds up on this time last year. In fact June has been our best month so far. Four new species were ringed for the year and these were Kestrel, Oystercatcher, Skylark and Sand Martin.
Below are the top five ringed for the month and the top ten 'movers and shakers' for the year.
Top Five Ringed in June
1. Sand Martin - 146
2. Starling - 47
3. Pied Flycatcher - 33
4. Blue Tit - 18
5. Reed Warbler - 11
Top Ten Movers and Shakers for the Year
1. Blue Tit - 159 (same position)
2. Sand Martin - 146 (straight in)
3. Great Tit - 99 (down from 2nd)
4. Willow Warbler - 98 (down from 3rd)
5. Starling - 68 (straight in)
6. Goldfinch - 66 (down from 4th)
7. Chaffinch - 56 (down from 5th)
8. Pied Flycatcher - 55 (straight in)
9. Lesser Redpoll - 49 (down from 6th)
10. Long-tailed Tit - 41 (down from 7th)
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