Ash Baines remains top of the comparative minileague as he adds 16 points in August to take him on to 108%. A quartet of patch ticks added to this bountiful month with Little Stint, Black Guillemot, Marsh Harrier and Ruff gracing Starr Gate for the first time. Iain Robson moves up to second place after adding 5% this month at Druridge pools. He also added Little Stint plus Curlew Sandpiper and Black Tern. James Spencer is also on the rise as he takes over in third spot less than 2% behind Iain. James had a trio of patch firsts with the undoubted highlight being a patchgold Coot wandering the beach. He also added Merlin and Hobby.
|Barred Warbler - Paul French|
Mick Turton remains at the top of the points minileague adding 8 points in August but as Badger was listed as his highlight we take it that Easington was relatively quiet. There was no further update from Tim Jones but he remains in second. Andy Hood moves into third place at Flamborough with Greenish Warbler, Caspian Gull and Little Stint this months additions.
There were only two sets of bonus points this month with a Long-tailed Skua for Duncan Watson at Tynemouth while Paul French did add some bonus points in August thanks to a Barred Warbler he uncovered. He also added Pomarine Skua and Ortolan as well as finding a Pied Flycatcher in his garden. Elsewhere Nick Addey managed a Garganey on a seawatch at Long Nab and Ross Ahmed added Black Tern and Yellow-legged Gull.