A Red Kite helps Alison to retain first position in the comparative league at LlanfairTH. A Cuckoo at Cefn Drum for Adam Tilt also helped him to retain a gap to the rest of the field in third.
In the points league, Laurie Allnatt stays top of the crop adding Pectoral Sandpiper and Pomarine Skua in the month amongst others. It is tight as at the top as a self-found Bonaparte's Gull at Burry Inlet on the 11th gave Barry Stewart some very helpful bonus points resulting in a gap of just 4 points. Mathew Meehan had a quieter month at Newport Wetlands but retains third place.
Running the Bonaparte's close for bird of the month was a brief Black Stork which flew east over Paul Parson's flat at Nantyffyllon at 1.55 on May 26th.
|Black Stork at Nantyffyllon. Sketch and description c/o Paul Parsons|
A stunning bird and a that taste of the unexpected that can make birding so exciting. Ceri Jones had a Garganey at Cosmeston and a Hobby was a patch first for Tony Swann at Brynna Woods. Finally - winter is still keeping a fingertip on the welsh league with an unseasonal Glaucous Gull at Crymlym Burrows.