Sam Pitt Miller leads in the Midlands by 0.2% over Boultham Mere stalwart Andy Sims in second. Dave Roberts and his wintering Reed Warbler take third spot in the first Midlands Comparative table of 2015 with 60%. The pack is headed by Tom Shields at Holme Pierrepoint on 56%.
There were no 6-pointers picked up in January but as mentioned before Dave Roberts found an overwintering Reed Warbler at Marston and Ian Cowgill found a Siberian Chiffchaff at Lound. Other decent padders included Bewick's Swan, Smew, Iceland, Glaucous and Caspian Gull, Great Northern Diver and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Good luck to all involved - it looks like being a long haul and a close fought thing!