Over on the right you will see that I have updated the ringing totals for Fylde Ringing Group up until the end of July. Four new species for the year were added this month and these were Barn Owl, Swallow, House Martin and Pied Wagtail.
As usual below you will find the top five ringed during the month and the top ten 'movers and shakers' for the year.
Top 5 Ringed in July
1. Swallow - 67
2. Reed Warbler - 58
3. Goldfinch - 26
4. Sand Martin - 16
5. Great Tit - 12
Top Ten Movers and Shakers
1. Blue Tit - 164 (same position)
2. Sand Martin - 162 (down from 2nd)
3. Great Tit - 111 (same position)
4. Willow Warbler - 105 (same position)
5.Goldfinch - 93 (up from 6th)
6. Starling - 77 (down from 5th)
7. Reed Warbler - 70 (straight in)
8. Swallow - 68 (straight in)
9. Chaffinch - 56 (down from 7th)
10. Pied Flycatcher - 55 (down from 8th)
On Tuesday (11th) evening we had another Swallow roost ringing session and ringed 67 Swallows, five Sedge Warblers, a Reed Bunting and a Reed Warbler.
It was quiet on the birding front other than 1,080 Swallows roosting, eight Swifts and a male Sparrowhawk.
Fingers crossed for some decent weather over weekend so I can get out birding.
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