Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Coastal North Minileague - November 2015
After a couple of months on the second step of the podium, Stewart Sexton reclaimed top spot. His November at Howick featured Great Northern and Black-throated Diver plus Snow Bunting and Mediterranean Gull plus a liberal scattering of Little Auks. No news from Ash Baines in second place but Seumus Eaves closed the gap and kept the pressure on with Mediterranean Gull, Pintail and Snow Bunting new for the year. James Spencer became the fourth member of the 100% club and overtook Chris Bradshaw in the process with Tundra Bean and White-fronted Goose amongst his November additions.
Mick Turton adds 12 points in November including 6 for a Black Brant which he first found off patch and later added to his patch list. He is 79 points clear of Nick Addey in second who added Water Pipit, Shore Lark and Black-necked Grebe this month on his Long Nab patch. Martin Garner remains in third place despite a blank month. Pete Marsh in Heysham added Leach's Petrel and Great Northern Diver this month which moved him up a place into 9th whilst John Chapman had his first Little Owl at Whitburn for three years.