Monday, 11 July 2016

Inland South Minileague - June 2016

Despite no additional points at Twyford, Stephanie Brown maintains her healthy lead in the Inland South comparative minileague. Richard Scantlebury also drew a blank at Fishponds in Bristol meaning that Ian Bennell had the opportunity to close the gap. The Tring based patcher duly obliged with 4% added this month taking him over the 100% mark and into virgin territory courtesy of a Common Scoter and Black-necked Grebe combo.

No news from the Avalon marshes means Tom Raven has his lead chipped away at by Ian Bennell. Adam Bassett adds a single point to ensure he stays in third place and whilst the pickings may be slim, patch Black-tailed Godwits are never to be sniffed at.

Black-necked Grebes at Stoke Newington - Chris Farthing
There were no bonus points this month but there was some quality in the form of a pair of Black-necked Grebes for Chris Farthing at Stoke Newington reservoirs. Gareth Blockley found his second patch Nuthatch at Grimsbury Reservoir after one last year. Paul Freestone managed to get in on the now annual Red Kite passage in the South West with 10+ birds over his garden whilst also adding Osprey, Hobby and Grasshopper Warbler this month. There was a Peregrine for Martin Wood and a Hobby for Steve Chastell whilst at Sutton Bingham Tim Farr recorded his first Redshank and Curlew of the year.

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