|Rob Rackliffe - Red-backed Shrike|
Amy is now three points ahead of Joe Stockwell despite the latters pioneering night migrant recording which meant he heard and recorded a passing Ortolan, one of a number that were in the region during August. Sean Foote adds 8 more points but other commitments mean his chances of replicating his comparative score are slim. He did manage to find a Wryneck for bonus points and also added Balearic Shearwater from Portland.
Kev Rylands' addition of Cory's Shearwater at Dawlish Warren brings up the milestone of 270 species on patch, a figure most of us can only dream of and a welcome 6 points for this patch devotee. Rob Rackliffe managed to uncover a Red-backed Shrike featured above for 6 points at Walmer Beach and there were further bonus points for Ilya Maclean as he connected with both large shearwaters and found his own Wryneck and Icterine Warbler on the Lizard. Elsewhere it was relatively quiet but I am sure September and October will be profitable for our patchers.