November was a month of #patchday rewards for those who took part in the Inland Scotland Minileague.
Alastair Forsyth started off his #patchday efforts with a #fullfatpatchtick drake Ring-necked Duck at Old Nisthouse but this was followed by a dodgy Black Swan (!) and what seems to be a mega patch grip after receiving a very good description of what may well have been a white morph Gyr pretty much in his back garden! Either way, he remains in second place on the comparative minileague table for another month with 108%.
Ring-necked Duck © Alastair Forsyth
Chris Pendlebury's #patchday birding at his multitude of sites added a flyover Barnacle Goose with Pink-feet at Dunlbane, a Cormorant at Blairdrummond and a trio of ticks at Kinneil (Rock Pipit, Raven & Stonechat). Chris remains in first place on the comparative minileague table with 114% at Stirling while his Kinneil patch remains in eight but increases the comp score there by 10%.
Alastair's Ring-necked Duck helps him secure his first place on the Inland Scotland Points Minileague table with a strong 20 point lead. The highest species lister on the table, David Douglas, remains in second place with 127 species and 142 points at Loch Leven.