Nick Addey has decided to Chris Bradshaw how Scarborough should be patched and holds a 13 point lead over his rival whilst Martin G is in second a narrow three points ahead of Mick Turton (who Tim Jones suggested would have finished in first last year had he entered). All very interesting!
Jonathan Farooqi was one of the first to secure bonus points in 2015 with a Green-winged Teal on his Druridge Bay patch which also benefited Iain Robson. Seamus Eaves managed a Caspian Gull at Fleetwood which is a great record for the north-west. James Spencer had to suffer the ignominy of watching hundreds of birders dipping the Little Bustard on January 2nd from within his patch boundaries. He reliably tells us that he could see the field it was in but not the area where the bird was although he does have enough area in hand to claim an extension...now there is a dilemma to chew on.