28 November 2014

Nanjizal 2014 totals

After another succesful season at Nanjizal, the nets were finally taken down yesterday. Whilst there are boind to be a few more wintering Chiffchaff and Yellow-browed Warblers on site, it's time to focus on other things.

So time for a quick summary of the 2014 season, when an exceptional 5524 birds were ringed. The top five species ringed for the year were:

2014 total
Blackcap 1305
Sedge Warbler 1274
Chiffchaff 753
Whitethroat 353
Robin 304

But some of the totals of scarcer species are perhaps more notable:

2014 total
Tree Pipit 9
Grasshopper Warbler 146
Yellow-browed Warbler 10
Firecrest 9

Add to these totals a fair smattering of rarities (Aquatic Warbler, Paddyfield Warbler, Barred Warbler, Common Rosefinch and Little Bunting) and it's been a good year! If anyone is interested in ringing at Nanjizal (and joining the autumn warbler monitoring at Marazion  Marsh RSPB reserve), then check out more details on the Nanjizal page.

Netful of Grasshopper Warblers
Paddyfield Warbler
Aquatic Warbler
Barred Warbler
Little Bunting

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