October was a good month for Fylde Ringing Group and we ringed 662 birds of 30 species. As per usual I have updated the totals over on the right. Four new species were ringed for the year and these were Fieldfare, Redwing, Yellow-browed Warbler and Bearded Tit. Yellow-browed Warbler was only the second to be ringed by the group and the three Bearded Tits were the first!
Below you will find the top five ringed for the month and the top ten 'movers and shakers' for the year.
Top 5 Ringed in October
1. Goldcrest - 130
2. Linnet - 84
3. Meadow Pipit - 78
4. Reed Bunting - 71
5. Greenfinch - 37
Top 10 Movers and Shakers for the Year
1. Swallow - 826 (same position)
2. Goldfinch - 277 (same position)
3. Meadow Pipit - 209 (up from 6th)
4. Blue Tit - 200 (down from 3rd)
5. Lesser Redpoll - 193 (down from 4th)
6. Goldcrest - 151 (straight in)
7. Great Tit - 147 (down from 5th)
8. Chaffinch - 130 (down from 7th)
9. Reed Warbler - 104 (down from 8th)
10. Reed Bunting - 98 (straight in)
We are 420 down from this time last year, so we have our work cut out if we want to catch up!
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