Saturday, 13 December 2014

Coastal North Minileague - November

Tim remains in top place despite not updating this month. Martin cuts the gap with 12 points although a 44 point margin would seem unbridgeable with just one month to go. Jane Turner is well clear in third with a handsome 13 point cushion from Iain Robson at Druridge who himself is under threat from Chris Bradshaw. The battle of two Northumbrian birders sees them both on 210 points but could Tom Cadwallender's experience tell come the turn of the year (or is Jack's freshers term finishing going to give him the time to take the lead ). Seumus Eaves at Fleetwood holds 8th ahead of Alan Tilmouth while Ash Baines closes on James's Barmston patch. Plenty of positions to play for at this late stage!

Highlights this month were decidedly wintery. Best find goes to Martin Garner with a Rough-legged Buzzard from home. A Hume's and Pallas's Warbler double sadly led to no bonus points for Jack Bucknall (whilst James missed them both). Little Auks, Long-tailed Ducks and Great Northern Divers were all found and typical of both season and location.

Iain Robson's wonder year has him on 112.5% and a healthy lead in the comparative table with Jane remaining in second still just below that elusive 100% mark. James is also close to the 100% but time is running out.

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