"Worst October on Portland ever!" exclaimed Joe Stockwell! The leader of the points table added just the one species in October, albeit a Rose-coloured Starling. Thankfully for him this hasn't affected his comfortable points lead.
Despite being a dreadful month on Portland(!), Sean Foote still managed to add six new species, staying in third place and a further eight new species for Kev Rylands at Dawlish Warren sees him keep hold of second, extra points gained there from a Bonaparte's Gull. Otherwise, six new species for Roger Musgrove at Wall Common sees him jump from eight to fifth place, with Dick Best at Steart not far behind moving from ninth to sixth, both patch workers connecting with the same cracking juvenile Pallid Harrier.
Roger Musgrove continues to top the comparative league table increasing his score to an impressive 113.45% with Shaun Robson at Lychett Bay and Dick Best now joining him in the post 100% positions, taking second and third respectively. Shaun finally unblocked Pectoral Sandpiper at his patch, 22 years after the last record there! Marcus Lawson at Swineham GPs is a close fourth with 99.45% moving up from sixth to fourth after connecting with a White-winged Black Tern.