Nick Crouch maintains his lead despite no additions in October and the slow addition of species suggests he has the Midlands minileague wrapped up. The race for second is much closer with Dave Roberts' self found Yellow-browed Warbler a piece of classic inland patch gold cutting Matt Griffith's lead to two points. Plenty to play for there. Not many other additions I am afraid so no movement further down the table.
A single additional point allowed Alan Kydd to stay top and with Dave Roberts' relatively high comparative score it will take some going in the last part of the year to catch up. No position changes further down although Richard Harbird managed a couple of additions in October to keep him well clear in third place.