Monday, 30 May 2016

Coastal Scotland Minileague - April 2016

Chris Rodger takes over in the lead of the Coastal Scotland comparative minileague as he crests 90% at Musselburgh. His highlight this month was a spring Redstart. Stephen Welch drops into second after a quiet month as he spent half of it in China. Mike Hodgkin of Aberlady Bay moves up into third just 0.3% ahead of Jim Dickson.

Colin Davison, who patches Scoughall in Lothian, is top of the Coastal Scotland points league after finding a very fine spring Olive-backed Pipit. Chris Rodger is in second place just three points behind Colin while Mike Hodgkin holds the third step on the rostrum in both minileagues.

Olive-backed Pipit - Colin Davison
There were more good birds found by patchers north of the border as Geoff Morgan found a Caspian Gull at Barns Ness just a day after it was seen in Aberdeenshire. Caspian Gull remains a mega in Scotland and this birds distinctive primaries meant that it was picked up in Northern England as well. Mark Lewis adds Shore Lark at Girdle Ness along with Garganey and his third patch record of Moorhen. 

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