UP TO THE END AUGUST
2) Jean Roberts 792 183 4.33
3) Tom Walkington 781 183 4.27
4) Tom Wilmer 765 179 4.06
5) Mark Prestwood 757 180 4.27
6) Ray Hobbs 746 177 4.21
7) Pete Crooks 720 175 4.12
8) John Girdley 679 167 4.07
9) Mike Robinson 663 165 4.02
10) Howard Elliot 615 153 4.02*
11) John Mason 591 154 3.84
12) Bill Cross 589 154 3.82
13) Jon Carter 558 *
14) Andrew McCafferty 484 134 3.61
before end of August
the end of May those taking part have still been picking up good numbers of new
species, with Tom Wilmer seeing an additional seventeen, moving him up to fourth
place. Jean Roberts had fourteen which enabled her to reach second place. Next
was Ray Hobbs on twelve with Tom Walkington and Mark Prestwood on eleven.
at the top by four species and twenty five points is Pete Marsh mainly by virtue
of his sea birds and additional ‘finds’ which have included two Little
Egrets, Black Tern, Osprey, Storm Petrel, Common Scoter, Purple Sandpiper,
Sanderling, Black-Necked Grebe, and Pomerine & Arctic Skuas. Although he
does report that he has still not seen some of the ‘common’ species such as
Razorbill, Kingfisher, Great Skua, and Goshawk.
most of the people involved managed to connect with the rarer species that
turned up, some did not, I managed once again to miss the Petrels and Little
Egrets that turned up. Also because of various
commitments such as family, rock-climbing and work the Woodchat Shrike was
missed by quite a few including Pete Crooks, Tom Walkington and Tom Wilmer.
will be arranging a meeting towards the end of the year to discuss the League,
regarding any changes necessary, such as changes in rules, format and scoring.
Also if enough people are interested I am looking at the possibility of
arranging a birding away day for reality birders, perhaps a mini-bus trip to the
east coast or other suitable venue.
next newsletter will be in December and could I please have everyone’s scores
up to the end of November by the beginning of December, with highlights
as well please. My new e-mail address at home is email@example.com.
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