Stephen Welch and Jim Dickson both added four new species to their patch year lists in August. Jim has the higher species list and points total along the Crinan Canal Corridor yet it is Stephen who continues to top the Coastal Scotland Comparative Minileague with over 95% at Gosford Bay (and a fine BirdTrack effort too with over 110 complete lists and 2000 records entered to date!).
Jim's highlights for the month included a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull (an excellent bird for Argyll), Wood Sandpiper and Curlew Sandpiper. Stephen did very well during August with a mighty three #fullfatpatchticks: Little Ringed Plover, Green Sandpiper and Ruff.
Jim Dickson's list of additions in August see him top the points minileague again this month while Mike Hodgkin moves ever closer in second place at Aberlady Bay where no less than 10 new species awaited him during the month including Black Tern and Roseate Tern. Some classic early migrants were highlights for Peter Stronach at Durness (Pied Flycatcher) and Andrew Whitehouse at Girdle Ness (Wryneck). Jonathan Clarke added eight new species in August including Grey Partridge, Greenshank, Puffin and two Hobbies, placing him in third on the points table.