Saturday, 25 June 2016

Inland Scotland Minileague - May 2016

Another month goes by with a Chris Pendlebury double header at the top of the Inland Scotland Comparative Minileague table. A Spotted Flycatcher at Blairdrummond along with a supporting cast of the usual Spring migrants has brought him to 98.8% there by the end of May. He is sure to make it to 100% in June. 

A Pintail was a #patchgold patch tick for Graeme Garner at Cambus bringing his patch species list to 94 for the year (the highest in the minileague) and over the ton in terms of points. This puts him in third place on the comp table with a score of 87.069%, narrowly knocking Andy Cage down to fourth place at Kilmany where he added Osprey, Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler in May.

Alastair Forsyth and Graeme Garner both move past David Douglas at Loch Leven to take first and second place on the Inland Scotland Points Minileague during May with their post 100 points scores. Alastair secured the lead at Old Nisthouse where a Great Crested Grebe was a fine #patchgold patch tick for him. 

Great Crested Grebe © Alastair Forsyth (his patch blog link here)

Nice local patch birds for other contestants came in the form of a Cuckoo at the SRUC Aberdeen campus for Gus Routledge and two very nice migrating Dotterel at Penicuik Estate for Mike Hodgkin.

Alastair continues to lead the charge in terms of most BirdTrack lists and records entered but good to see Chris Pendlebury's Green patch at Dunblane in second with 35 lists and 867 records.

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