Saturday, 7 January 2012

Summary of 2011

With no ringing today due to the string winds here in Liverpool, I've been able to total up mine and Moxey's totals for 2011 and here they are:

Species

Ringed

Retraps/Recoveries

Total Processed

Sparrowhawk

2

1

3

Buzzard

2


2

Kestrel

27

1

28

Stock Dove

5


5

Woodpigeon

11

1

12

Barn Owl

42

1

43

Little Owl

2


2

Swift

308

66

374

G.S.Woodpecker

9

3

12

Swallow

90

1

91

House Martin

202

20

222

Meadow Pipit

12


12

Wren

72

14

86

Dunnock

108

39

147

Robin

145

60

205

Wheatear

1


1

Blackbird

205

55

260

Fieldfare

4


4

Song Thrush

30

3

33

Mistle Thrush

4


4

Redwing

36


36

Grasshopper Warbler

4


4

Sedge Warbler

26

2

28

Reed Warbler

79

24

103

Whitethroat

89

10

99

Garden Warbler

10


10

Blackcap

425

39

464

Chiffchaff

83

17

100

Willow Warbler

18

1

19

Goldcrest

122

25

147

Spotted Flycatcher

1


1

L.T.Tit

149

69

218

Willow Tit

4

6

10

Coal Tit

52

45

97

Blue Tit

482

288

770

Great Tit

272

284

556

Nuthatch

6

16

22

Treecreeper

10

10

20

Jay

8


8

Magpie

8

1

9

Jackdaw

11


11

Starling

4


4

House Sparrow

13

1

14

Tree Sparrow

1


1

Chaffinch

189

34

223

Brambling

9


9

Greenfinch

130

14

144

Goldfinch

85

12

97

Siskin

11


11

Linnet

22


22

Redpoll

10


10

Bullfinch

24

2

26

Yellowhammer

1


1

Reed Bunting

43

4

47





TOTAL:

3719

1174

4893


New Species for 2011:
  • Buzzard - One nest
  • Spotted Flycatcher - Brook Vale
  • Meadow Pipit - Brook Vale
  • Redpoll - Woodhams, Brook Vale & Fulwood
  • Willow Tit - Kings Moss
  • Yellowhammer - Kings Moss
  • Grasshopper Warbler - Fulwood
  • Tree Sparrow - Crosby
  • Wheatear - Hightown Fields

When comparing the 2010 and 2011 totals, it is significant to notice the decline in our ringing totals of finch species. Whilst we have increased our totals of Linnet, Redpoll, Brambling, Bullfinch, Siskin and Reed Bunting we have seen a decline in the numbers of Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Chaffinch despite a similar effort made. The lack of ringing that was completed in late November and all of December will have had a significant impact on the totals of these species in particular.

BIRD OF 2011

Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)

Bold

Runners-up:

Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)


INTERNATIONAL BIRD OF THE YEAR 2011

Orphean Warbler (Sylvia Hortensis)

Once again, I wish all ringers, birdwatchers and naturalists everywhere a successful 2012.

2 comments:

  1. Excellent work, CONGRATULATION from Albacete (Spain)

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