Over on the right you will see that I have updated the ringing totals for Fylde Ringing Group for the year. We ended up ringing 3580 birds, which is 406 down on last year. Two new species for the year were ringed during December and these were Great Black-backed Gull and Twite. In fact Great Black-backed Gull was a first ringing record for the group.
Below you will find the top four ringed during December and the 'Top Ten Movers and Shakers' for the month.
Top Four Ringed During December
1. Blue Tit - 48
2= Goldfinch - 28
Linnet - 28
4. Great Tit - 17
Top Ten Movers and Shakers
1. Swallow - 826 (same position)
2. Goldfinch - 312 (same position)
3. Blue Tit - 255 (up from 4th)
4. Meadow Pipit - 209 (down from 3rd)
5. Lesser Redpoll - 193 (same position)
6. Great Tit - 182 (up from 7th)
7. Linnet - 162 (up from 8th)
8. Goldcrest - 155 (down from 6th)
9. Chaffinch - 132 (same position)
10. Reed Bunting - 113 (same position)
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