Sunday, 10 July 2016

Midlands Minileagues - June 2016

John Clarkson defends his position at the top of the comparative table, adding a further 4% in June to extend his lead. His highlight this month was a Red Kite soaring over the garden. Tom Shields recaptures second place with 3% added this month and Phil Hyde stakes his claim on the podiun and becomes the 5th member of the 100% club in the Midlands after patch ticking Sedge Warbler and Curlew as he also broke the 100 points mark.

Steve Nuttall only added two points this month but stays top of the points minileague thanks to a timely Avocet. Rod Baker overhauls his Rutland rival, Erik Ansell, to retake second place and moves within 4 points of the lead after a brace of Little Terns graced the giant reservoir. Erik made no additions this month.

Red-crested Pochard and hybrid young - Jacob Spinks
Best find this month was a Great White Egret for Ben Ward to earn him 6 points at Whisby. Rob Swift at Radford meadows adds Cuckoo this month, a species which can be very hit and miss in the lowlands. There was a Dipper for Pete Fontana at Trentham Gardens and Matthew Dick at Darley Dale adds Quail and Red Kite. Matt Griffiths found the first Black-necked Grebe at Earlswood since 1955. A Red-crested Pochard was present for Edward Betteridge at Throckmorton Lagoons as we scrape the barrel for highlights... Its autumn now though!

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