Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Coastal South - January 2015

In an attempt to treat everyone the same we have changed the South Coast, London and South West minileagues into something equivalent to the rest of the competition (although Ireland and Wales are still single minileagues). Instead we have the Coastal South and Inland South so everywhere from Kent to the Severn Bridge is present here.

The minileague may be new but many of the competitors are not - Dan Chaney ably assisted by an immature drake King Eider at Falmouth is top of the pops by 0.01% from Peter Hazlewood at Oldbury. Paul Freestone is in third at Gwithian less than 0.4% back. The closest top 3 for sure.

Joe Stockwell has left his assistant wardens post and retreated to Ferrybridge where he is still racking up the big scores and 118 points in January is certainly a mighty haul although only a single point clear of Kev Rylands who is definitely not going to be challenging this year (we believe you Kev ;-) ). Sean Foote at North Portland sits in third. Check out his video blog of 2014! Paul Bowerman sits in fourth but he gains bonus points in the somewhat typical January guise of a Green-winged Teal. The highest place new competitor is Ian Pitts at North Selsey with 94 points. Aside from the semi-resident Bonaparte's Gull at Dawlish other highlights have included a Lapland Bunting for Roger Musgrove, Snow Buntings at Gwithian and a Black Guillemot at Portland for Sean Foote.


  1. You must be almost drowning in data up there, so totally understandable, but no Yellow-browed Warbler on the coast this month for me - it was still there but stayed just outside the patch boundary (did have one on the inland patch though, which may explain it).

    What I did get was the Maenporth King Eider from the Falmouth patch though ... if only it had been a find!

  2. I'm Ferrybridge to Weymouth, including the reserves, I wouldn't want people thinking i'd seen that much on one patch of mud!

  3. Thanks for the info chaps. It is all a bit scattered with the reorganisation of the minileagues and the plethora of new patches. Should be a doddle next month!