Ructions on the Inland Scotland comparative table! Alastair Forsyth's rarity filled patch at Old Nisthouse is pipped to the post by super hard working local patchers Chris Pendlebury (Stirling) and Andy Cage (Kilmany) who now claim first and second place respectively but only by a matter of a few percent. Still, it just goes to show what can happen when we get to comp scores of longer running veterans... and this is exactly what PWC is all about!
On the points table, Alastair's rarities keeps him firmly in first place as the only contestant still above the 100 point barrier (the Blue-winged Teal remained into March but a Brambling was the best new species for him) and David Douglas added 13 new species at Loch Leven securing his place in second. Graeme Garner at Cambus added a mighty 14 species (he resisted the urge to add Ross's Goose!) allowing to move up the ranks past Pete Antrobus (Lochmaben) to take third pace. Pete had a great month with some excellent patch birds in March including a pair of Willow Tits, two Scaup, the first patch Tree Sparrow for 31 years and the first Meadow Pipit since 2003!
A warm PWC welcome goes out to Scott O'Hara who enters his new patch at Forrest Estate.