Tuesday, October 20, 2009

400 Club

For interests sake, a little bit of useless information.

There are only 13 species that have reached the '400 mark' of newly ringed birds in the park over the last twenty years. Recently, Chiffchaff became the 12th and Dunnock soon thereafter the 13th. To date we have ringed well over 11,000 birds and 400 represents just 3.5%

The members of the Club are (with their current standings): Sand Martin (616), Wren (512), Dunnock (407), Blackbird (609), Reed Warbler (644), Garden Warbler (485), BLACKCAP (1283, = 1 in 9), Chiffchaff (430), Willow Warbler (450), L/T Tit (484), Blue Tit (1094), Gt. Tit (803) & Greenfinch (542).

The next (14th) member should be Robin, currently in the lead with 361, closely followed by C. Whitethroat on 344.
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