Thursday, 21 May 2015

Islands Minileague - April

David Wood on The Oa has added a handsome 23% to his comparative score and moves 11% ahead of Bryan Rains with Tree Sparrow his best addition. Bryan added Black-throated Diver and Common Scoter to soften his fall from the top. Ian T moves up four places in the comparative table to third place thanks to two patch ticks in the form of Garganey and Iceland Gull.

In the points league John Bowler continues his Tiree based domination and is a whisker under 200 points already. Whilst he had a bevy of two pointers and a Green-winged Teal for some bonus points, John's bird of the month was a Stock Dove - his first in 14 years on the island. The leading Welsh challenger, albeit 64 points behind, is Jason Moss on Skomer who is putting the Bardsey boys in their places. Jason got bonus points for Wryneck and Blue-headed Wagtail while a Hoopoe was a decent non-find. David Wood moves up a place thanks to his profitable month and rounds off the top three.

There were Dotterel and Garganey on Oronsay for Morgan Vaughan and Stuart Taylor added Golden Eagle at Balivanich. Best find this month is possibly the Goshawk up on Unst for Mike Pennington. Special mention must of course go to the Great Blue Heron which toured the Scillys in April and put in a number of appearances at Lower Moors for John Headon.

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