|Tom Cadwallender's Alnmouth patch with Coquet Island in the background.|
Mick Turton's monster score sees him home in top spot in the points minileague with 381 points. No new additions in December but a winning margin of 76 points for Mick is most impressive. Also with no new additions are Nick Addey in second and Martin Garner who finishes third. Both birders managed the triple century which is a superb effort. Iain Robson managed to climb from 11th to 7th over the final month thanks largely to the Long-billed Dowitcher which visited Druridge Pools on the final day of the year after spending most of the month at Cresswell Pond, a mile down the coast. Jonathan Farooqi also added the Dowitcher on his patch which is a ribbon through Druridge Bay.There were also Water Pipits at both Druridge Pools and Whitburn and also at the latter were John Chapman's first South Tyneside Twite.