Tuesday, 8 December 2015

NGB Minileague - November 2015

No change in the NGB comparative minileague throughout November, the top nine competitors remaining fixed in a now familiar order. Amy Robjohns remains in pole position this month with an impressive score of 121.38% at Titchfield Haven, adding nine species and 16 points throughout November. Josie Hewitt remains in second place despite not submitting a score this month, a familiar theme right down the table with many competitors away from patch for the duration.

Over to the points league and again the top three remain the same despite all three failing to submit scores for the month. Cathal Forkan jumped a place however, edging out Lee Fuller for ninth place gaining 11 points and 5 species at his North Galway patch. In terms of the best birds seen throughout this league in November pickings were rather slim. A Siberian Chiffchaff brought in some bonus points for Amy Robjohns while a Slavonian Grebe at Stobswood for yours truly was a sight for sore eyes. Elsewhere a Black Redstart for Cathal Forkan provided not only a patch tick but also an Ireland tick and a Brambling for Espen Quinto-Ashman was a nice touch following months off-patch. Elsewhere Cathal also noted a patch first Water Rail, Amy landed both Short-Eared and Tawny Owl and Drew Lyness nabbed Yellowhammer at UEA.

Black Redstart - Amy Robjohns

- James C (Patchwork Challenge)

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