Monday, 17 February 2014

South West Minileague January

Kev Rylands reasserts his dominance of the South West minileague and was one of four competitors to break the 100 point barrier in just the first month. New entrant, Sean Foote, at Portland goes straight into second despite the Brunnich's Guillemot eluding him on January 1st. Dan Chaney at Falmouth completes the top three with an excellent first month. Best finds of the month were Marcus Lawson's Great White Egret at Swineham GPs and Tim Farr's double of Yellow-browed Warbler and Iceland Gull. A glut of Glaucous Gulls at Portland were also notable for Sean Foote and Joe Stockwell.

Dan Chaney has shot out of the blocks racking up 65.7% already down in Falmouth leaving him 10% clear of Marcus Lawson. Shaun Robson at Lytchett Bay is in third place.


  1. Hi Ryan, Mark and James. Good work on this. Note that Marcus has registered Swineham as an inland patch. Could I please do the same. Lytchett Bay is as far from the sea as Swineham. Arguably more so due to local geography. I have only recorded 1 true seabird (Arctic Skua) in 22 years. Cheers Shaun

    1. Ok Shaun will do. Our geography knowledge is found lacking at times so always happy to be given a heads up on these things.

  2. The Dawlish Warren Birdtrack totals for January were 982 records with 19 complete lists.