Sunday, 21 July 2013

This Mixed Year


 
Being too close to the sea our group's main site is not a constant effort site and so we have no accurate means of comparing years.  Having said this the general consensus is warbler adult numbers are down but breeding success is high. The Marsh Tit study indicates a good breeding season and hopefully will arrest the decline. Other nest box species were successful although box occupancy indicated lower numbers.  Little and Artic Tern again had a disastrous breeding year and also the waders.
Below is the totals for the 34 species the group is involved with the exception of  Twite and waders which are on separate databases and my lack of skill does not allow me to combine these easily.