Stephanie Brown stays top of the comparative league despite drawing a blank this month. Richard Scantlebury makes some inroads as he moves to 108% but he will have to put in a big performance to close the gap entirely. Tom Stevenson's Battle Farm patch rounds off the top three as he goes over the 100% mark and leap frogs Ian Bennell in the process. His best bits for August include Spotted Flycatcher and Lesser Whitethroat.
|A Common Sandpiper at Sutton Bingham Reservoir in the same place as the Spotted Sandpiper. If you use your imagination... With thanks to Tim Farr|
There was no update from Brendan this month but he remains top of the minileague on points with Tom Raven equally static in second. Ian Bennell closes up three points to the leaders to remain in third position thanks to Black-tailed Godwit, Ruff and Green Sandpiper.
Two patchers got bonus points for Honey Buzzards this month as migrants graced Roger Murfitt and James McCulloch's patches. Bird of the month was undoubtedly the spotty Spotted Sandpiper at Sutton Bingham Reservoir which was unearthed by Tim Farr. Tim didnt manage a photo sadly so we have a Common Sandpiper in as proxy. A Gannet graced Blagdon Lake and Nigel Milbourne managed to connect with the bird whilst at Dinton Pastures there was a Nightjar roosting openly in a tree for Marek Walford to enjoy. Ashley Boelens managed to see a Great White Egret on patch at Manor Farm and over at East Verwood, Mark Andrews scored with an Osprey.