Milestones Landed by Welsh Coal Tits

March 16, 2011 at 1:02 pm Leave a comment

Coal Tit by stanmarston, on Flickr

Coal Tit by stanmarston, on Flickr

Coal Tits in Wales are making a habit of becoming landmark birds for BTO.  In 2010, a south Wales’ bird was the 100 millionth observation recorded on BirdTrack.

News this month reveals that last year was a bumper one for ringing records too, with a record breaking 1,047,092 wild birds ringed by volunteers in the British & Irish ringing scheme. This beats the record set in 2009 of 935,904 birds ringed.

A Coal Tit ringed at Raglan is competing for the title of the millionth bird ringed in 2010 with a Yellowhammer ringed in Aberdeenshire.  Both were ringed at 2.00pm on 5 December.

Since 1995, Wales has lost almost a fifth of its breeding Coal Tits, with other Welsh woodland birds following the trend.

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BTO Wales Development Co-ordinator Post Ringing Recoveries: Nos Oiseaux en France

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