Sunday, 29 May 2016

Coastal North Minileague - April 2016

After lying second by a sliver last month, Ash Baines takes over at the top in the comparative table for the Coastal North Minileague after reaching 82%. He adds Grasshopper Warbler, Redstart and Short-eared Owl this time out. Pete Marsh is in second place, just 1% behind after adding Slavonian Grebe at Heysham. John Chapman at Whitburn is in third place on 70% and a sliver ahead of last months leader, Stewart Sexton, as John adds a brace of Cranes to net 6 points.

Mick Turton adds thirty points in April to reinforce his lead over Ross Ahmed at South Tyneside. Mich added Crane but his most satisfying tick was Water Rail after missing out in 2015. Ross' endeavours this month saw Hooded Crow, Avocet and Willow Tit fall to his points cannon. Nick Addey overhauls Jonathan Farooqi to move into the top three on 174 points although fellow Long Nabber, Chris Bradshaw found the Short-toed Lark that graced Scarborough last month and Nick makes do with three points.

Mealy Redpoll - Stewart Sexton
Outwith the podium places there were migrants all round with Dotterel, Black-necked Grebe and Crane for Andy Hood at Flamborough. Alan Crossley managed to add Great White Egret as this species becomes ever commoner. There was a Goshawk for Chris Small at Green Lane whilst Dave Fletcher added Whimbrel and Osprey. Both Duncan Watson and Will Scott added Black Redstart as Iain Johnson adds Bonxie and Iceland Gull. Gary Storey had the pleasure of a close encounter with a Short-eared Owl and James Common connected with a rather late White-fronted Goose on the Blyth Estuary.

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