Saturday, 7 June 2014

Coastal North Minileague - May

After a mega month at Spurn including a Pallid Swift and self found Rosefinch, Marsh Warbler and Red-backed Shrike, Tim Jones powers to the top of the coastal North minileague. The man he displaces, Martin Garner, had a very respectable May with self found Bee-eater, Honey Buzzard, Red-backed Shrike and Marsh Warbler. Jane Turner rounds off the top three with a Citrine Wagtail find and a Great White Egret. There is a 41 point drop back to the pack from the podium with a Northumberland contingent making the next three places. Special mention must go to Alan Tilmouth who had a great month including one of the rarest birds of the year so far - a singing Eastern Bonelli's Warbler with some good quality back up in the form of Wryneck and Greenish Warbler.

All static in terms of position in the comparative league but Alan T has made huge strides in his quest for 100% helped by a rash of bonus points. He has a 10% lead over Jane at Red Rocks who is on 77%. It is close between third and fourth with Iain Robson at Druridge continuing to edge out James Spencer for third place.

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