The top three patches failed to make any additions in the Comparative minileague in the Inland South and Neil Burt at Conningbrook managed to close right in thanks to a breeding plumaged Black-necked Grebe. Ten competitors are over 88% and there is only a 17% spread across these so it really is open for anybody to take the win here.
|Lee Evans' Pectoral Sandpiper from Wilstone Reservoir|
Tom remains top in the points league despite no additions as mentioned above. Lee Evans moves into second place amongst a pack of four patchers over 140 points thanks to a Pectoral Sandpiper which banks him 6 points (and also netted Ian Bennell three points). Nigel Milbourne managed the find of the month with the moulting drake Lesser Scaup gaining him a tasty dozen at Blagdon. Having seen this bird last year I can attest to the difficult in picking it out as it goes through eclipse so hearty congratulations to Nigel.