Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Estuarine - May

Ed Keeble continues his domination of the Estuarine comparative minileague and creeps towards the 90% mark at Brantham. Gordon Hodgson continues in second and has closed the gap to 4% thanks to 6 points for a Hoopoe. Shaun Robson leapfrogs Emma Webb into third place and there will be ructions in Maldon as Russell Neave also manages to usurp Emma.

A now familiar feel to the points minileague as the Lincs Wash Reserves dominate. John Badley has taken back his lead thanks to no submission from Anthony Bentley. Paul Sullivan sneaks into second thanks to finders points for a Temminck's Stint. He also managed to connect with the White-rumped Sandpiper, Black-winged Stilts and Quail although he only intercepted the Black Stork offsite.

The Saul Warth Hoopoe courtesy of Gordon Hodgson

Both Howard Vaughan and Toby Collett found Temminck's Stints at Rainham and Frampton respectively. Toby also connected with the Black Stork and Black-winged Stilts although he missed finding the White-rumped Sand despite identifying it. Down in the South-west Martin Elcoate managed to see the Gull-billed Tern and Bonaparte's Gull at Bowling Green Marsh which is part of his Topsham patch. Out to the west and a Corncrake was a surprise for Dave Craven at Hale although no bonus points there sadly but a quality bird for the location.

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