Saturday, 7 June 2014

Coastal Scotland Minileague - May

The Coastal Scottish top 3 are in the same order as April but the scores have shot up. John Bowler's self professed best ever May on Tiree was crowned by a Collared Flycatcher with back up in the form of Rustic Bunting, Red-rumped Swallow, Marsh Warbler, Red-backed Shrike and Rosefinch. Not a bad haul I'm sure you will agree. Perhaps the bird of the month, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, was on North Ronaldsay but Peter Donnelly was beaten to the find having to content himself with just the five points. Best finds here were Short-toed Lark, Long-tailed Skua and Red-backed Shrike. Dan Brown became the third past the 200 point barrier at Dunnet with White-billed Diver and Surf Scoter. Mark Lewis is in fourth but is a hefty 43 points back but this no doubt will be softened by the sharing finders bonus points on the Girdle Ness Blyth's Reed Warbler that was initially discovered by Andrew Whitehouse. Ian T managed a to find a Lesser Yellowlegs but this was just outside the Askernish patch boundaries...

An extremely close comparative league with hardly anything seperating the various players. There has to be a leader however and Stephen Welch is it with 92.6% leading by 0.3% from Dave W on Burray. Yvonne B is hovering just below the 90% threshold with Andrew Whitehouse just outside the podium places.


  1. FWIW, I did enter my scores and I'm on 101 spp. and 146 pts but hey, who's counting?

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