Over on the right you will see that I have updated the ringing totals for Fylde Ringing Group up until the end of April. We are 53 ahead of where we were last year despite April's totals being third worst for the year so far. April always adds lots of new species ringed due to the arrival of summer migrants and we added Collared Dove, Tree Pipit, Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Blackcap and Willow Warbler.
Below are the top three ringed for April and the top ten 'movers and shakers' for the year.
Top 3 Ringed in April
1. Lesser Redpoll - 68
2. Willow Warbler - 27
3. Chiffchaff - 13
Top 10 Movers and Shakers
1. Goldfinch - 122 (same position)
2. Lesser Redpoll - 106 (straight in)
3. Chaffinch - 71 (down from 2nd)
4. Blue Tit - 57 (same position)
5. Siskin - 56 (down from 3rd)
6. Meadow Pipit - 53 (down from 5th)
7. Great Tit - 33 (same position)
8. Willow Warbler - 27 (straight in)
9. Coal Tit - 21 (down from 8th)
10. Dunnock - 19 (down from 9th)
Another Dull Day - *Heysham Nature Reserve* A low key ringing session by John this morning at the Hut feeding station caught just 21 birds: Blue tit - 4, no retraps was surpri...
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