Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Inland South Minileague - November 2015

A brace of points for Tom Raven means that he has a 12% lead over Tom Stevenson in second with Neil Burt a further 4% back. Mr Raven added Mediterranean Gull but he has three weeks off for December so more points may follow. Tom S added a single point of unknown provenance but Neil managed a decent trio of Pintail, Merlin and Goosander. Congratulations to Tim Farr who becomes the 8th member of the 100% club in Inland South with Pintail the bird that pushed him to the mark.

Great Skua by Ian Bennell

Tom's lead at the top of the points minileague remains 35 points but his closest competitor is now Nigel Milbourne from Blagdon Lake. Nigel added 5 points to leapfrog Lee Evans while Lee failed to make an additions so it is a close race for second moving into December. Adam Bassett is close as well so a three-way shoot out between these gents will sort out the podium places over the Christmas period.

Best find of the month was a Great Grey Shrike for Roger Hicks at Henlow Grange for which he garnered half a dozen points. Ian Bennell managed to connect with Herfordshire's 8th Great Skua and the first twitchable one since 1987 whilst the storms also brought Kittiwake in for Adam Bassett at Little Marlow GPs. Nick Croft had a brace of Firecrests and a Silver Teal (nil pois) at Wanstead and there was a Brambling for Roger Murfitt at Moor Green Lakes.

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