Friday, 8 July 2016

Inland North Minileagues - June 2016

A mere five days after the belated May Inland North Minileague and we have the June edition. A mostly quiet month as June often is inland there was little change in the comparative minileague. David Franklin failed to make any additions at Campsall or Askern but stayed clear in first and second while John Law added 5% to close the gap and move into third place meaning Duncan Bye slips off the podium for the time being. Ryan McClarence became the 6th member of the 100% club on the patch he shares with David.

Common Tern - Findlay Wilde
John Law jumps from third to first place, overhauling Chris and Duncan as no additions were garnered at Wykeham or Wheldrake. In terms of quality it was thin on the ground with a few early autumn waders the pick but these might not even have made it onto the breeding grounds. A Knot for Alan Todd at Mootlaw was probably the pick of the bunch and a first patch record. Bill Aspin added Ruff while there were Green Sandpiper and Little Ringed Plover for Nick Morgan and Pete Antrobus respectively. Non-waders included a breeding attempt by Common Terns at Winsford Flash as recorded by Findlay Wilde above and passerine interest was piqued with a brace of Crossbills at Hawes for Steven Ward (his first since 2012) and a patch first Tree Pipit for John Conlin at Gott's Park.

A bit thin but we already know that July has been better for one patcher...

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