Sunday, 8 May 2016

Inland South Minileague - April 2016

 Stephanie Brown at Twyford and Richard Scantlebury at Fishponds in Bristol both breach 100%. Richard's highlights include Reed Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher whilst Stephanie adds Lesser Redpoll and Marsh Tit. Marek Walford is in third place.

With Lee Evans deciding to drop out of the competition the Inland South points league has a familiar feel with newly crowned Forest Optics Best Find 2016 winner Tom Raven now leading the line. Ian Bennell is in second place after a productive month which included patch ticks of Ring Ouzel and Short-eared Owl and the top three is rounded off by Nick Croft at Wanstead who added Osprey, Redstart and Ring Ouzel in the 'burbs of London.

Tree Pipit - Chris Bessant
Best find this month was undoubtedly by Rob Hill who turned up a Gannet at Linford NR. There were two Black-winged Stilts at for him at Manor Farm which Ashley Beolens also saw although it wasn't a find for either. Chris Bessant had a Tree Pipit at Maple Cross and other summer migrants were spread widely with many patchers getting Ring Ouzel and Redstart. Tom Stevenson had a Garganey at Dorchester Gravel Pits and a Merlin for Tim Farr at West Sherbourne.


  1. I did see the stilts :) in fact I missed sleep between night shifts to do so, sadly didn't find them.

    1. Sorry Ashley - I actually meant that but it was a compound sentence that I didn't check properly whilst scanning the submissions spreadsheet. Amended now.