2011 Bird Ringing at Foxglove

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

Some details about the bird ringing at Foxglove Covert have been collated at the end of 2011.

2011 was the best CES (Constant Effort Site) year and the best year ever for numbers of new birds. 3756 new birds were ringed, the next best was 3488 in 2007. 

We had two new species: the Yellow-browed Warbler and the Common Redpoll.

It was the worst equal year for a few species including Kingfisher and surprisingly Dunnock!

It was the best year for many species including Stock Dove, Redstart (13), Blackcap, of which 98 were ringed, Chiffchaff and Pied Flycatcher. 357 Blue Tits were ringed along with 232 Coal Tits (when ringing was first carried out at Foxglove, there were few Coal Tits in residence). Nine Magpies and 18 Jackdaws were also ringed.  248 Bramblings (only a few have been seen so far this winter), 71 Goldfinch, 326 Lesser Redpolls and three Common Crossbills were ringed.

Thanks go to all the bird ringers who have spent many hours ringing to achieve these totals.


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