Thursday, 21 May 2015

Inland South Minileague - April

Tom Stevenson's monopoly has been shattered in the comparative table after Tom Raven headed a four person surge past him. For those living under a stone, Tom R has had quite the month after finding the kind of bird that makes people break out in a cold sweat. The self-found Hudsonian Godwit at Meare Heath is a rarity from the top draw and it was a proper blocker. Massively distinctive and polite enough to let Tom confirm his suspicions after a tense overnight wait this bird is a contender for the Bresser and Forest Optics best find. Will it win? It will take some stopping that is for sure. A bevy of other goodies takes Tom to 95.5% comparative. Josie Hewitt is in second place with 93% after adding Osprey, Greenshank and Hobby. Marek Walford climbs a couple of places into third thanks to seasonal Little Gulls and Whimbrel.

Unsuprisingly Tom moves into top spot climbing 5 places and adding 57 points in one month! Graham White in in second place at Rye Meads due to a small collection of two pointers and Adam Bassett at Little Marlow is in third after adding Pied Fly, Little Tern and Redstart.

Away from mega godwits Nigel Milbourne gets 6 points for a Great White Egret at Blagdon and with fellow Somerset reservoir watcher Tim Farr adding the same. Listed in the highlights a number of times were Ring Ouzel as several patchers managed to get involved in a very decent movement of birds across the south.

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