Over on the right you will see that I have updated the ringing totals for Fylde Ringing Group up until the end of September. We are still 493 birds ahead of where we were last year, so fingers crossed we can achieve a good total by the end of the year.
Three new species were ringed for the year in the form of Sparrowhawk (surprisingly), Cetti's Warbler and Magpie.
Below you will find the top five ringed for the month and the 'movers and shakers' for the year.
Top Five Ringed In September
1. Swallow - 116
2. Greenfinch - 51
3. Meadow Pipit - 43
4. Robin - 31
5. Chaffinch - 29
Top Ten Movers And Shakers For The Year
1. Swallow - 914 (same position)
2. Blue Tit - 188 (same position)
3. Sand Martin - 169 (same position)
4. Reed Warbler - 156 (same position)
5. Great Tit - 131 (up from 6th)
6. Willow Warbler - 119 (down from 5th)
7. Goldfinch - 112 (same position)
8. Chaffinch - 97 (up from 9th)
9. Starling - 84 (down from 8th)
10. Meadow Pipit - 70 (straight in)
Goldcrest - 70 (straight in)
It's fairly stable at the top of the table and it's nice to see Meadow Pipit and Goldcrest coming straight in to the top ten. It will be interesting to see how October pans out.
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