white fronted geese - two of them on our patch this lunchtime with a flock of 19 greylags. Boom - first full fat patch tick of the year, and not a bad record for Lothian either. No photos unfortunately as we didn't have scope or camera with us, and they were flushed by the time we'd nipped back to the recording studio for them. That and brambling and tawny owl takes up to 48 species, which is 59.5%
Tuesday, 5 January 2021
The votes are in, counted, re counted and checked again because you just can't be too safe, and we have a winner. Bonaparte's gull has taken Ol' Snowy for Seppy at Galley. This also means that Ol' Snowy remains at Galley for the third year (FFS), saving anyone a trip to the post office. Bonaparte's gull is no stranger to winning either, having previously won on Blackdog in the days before Statto was driven south.
|Some votes yesterday|
Thanks to everyone who voted, although some of you do need to get out more (would rather find a quail over a Baird's sandpiper or a Blyth's reed warbler?) We specially thank those who voted two or even three times - you know who you are, and we've a fair idea too... #StopTheCount
Friday, 1 January 2021
2020 has been a weird old year, with nothing weirder than the Proclaimers emerging as top of the heap and winning the Golden Mallard hands down! Here's the final 2020 scoreboard for yer scrutiny...
|A scoreboard yesterday....|
The Shakey King of Kent managed to keep himself in 2nd place in the last month of the challenge, while Bushveld, winner from the last two years had to content himself with 3rd place on the podium. His combined three year target for this year must be about 360 species so shurely he'll be found languishing in last place this time next year! he said sportingly....
Anyway - all to play for once again....