Ed Keeble remains on top in the Estuarine Minileague with an 8% advantage of Gordon Hodgson in second place (Gordon just parachuted in from Inland South due to a bit of a tide on the Severn). Emma Webb rounds off the top three at Maldon. None of the three mentioned any highlights so a month of spring accumulation served all three well.
Anthony Bentley managed to leapfrog his fellow patcher John Badley and in the process open up a ten point lead at the top in the points league with a Mandarin a highlight. Its a Frampton/Freiston top three with Paul Sullivan rounding off the podium places. The gap between all three is only 17 points so expect plenty of competition here on in. Its all going to be about the finds.The only bonus point scorer down there was Toby Collett with a probable Ashy-headed Wagtail which as a definite non-flavissima gets a couple of extra notches.
Ian Ballam and Shaun Robson shared a Wryneck at Lytchett Bay but with no find they had to each make do with 3 points. More impressive was the scoping of the Gloucestershire Pied-billed Grebe from a considerable distance by Andy Jordan at Sharpness for 5 points.
Finally Joost Brandsma has moved so Hythe and Dibden Bay will remain on 85 points for the remainder apparently. Fingers crossed you find another decent patch Joost!