Tom Raven had another good month in May and he remains the only patch to have hit the 100% mark to date, although Tom Stevenson who fills second and third is closing in on the target rapidly and should surpass the mark in June.
Tom's position at the top currently looks pretty secure but the battle for the podium spots looks pretty fierce with just four points between second and fourth. A Garganey and Greenshank in the month help Graham White at Rye Meads into second pushing Adam Basset who missed a Spoonbill on patch in the month into third by just a single point. There was compensation for Adam however, with just his second record of Little Gull on the 17th and Whimbrel and Mandarin on the 5th.
Lee Evans at Tring added an inland Turnstone in the month to keep in touch with the leading trio.
Other highlights in the month in the inland south league were a Little Tern for Gareth Blockley at Grimsbury Reservoir which takes him to the 100 species mark, a Firecrest at Southampton Common for Joost Brandsma and an Osprey passing through for Roger Murfitt at Moor Green Lakes.