Yes indeedy, it has been decreed that there is no obvious outright winner for the best patch find this year and so for the first time in ages we will have to endure the misery of a public vote. No doubt the usual suspect will do his best to b*gg*r up the results but such is life. Remember, as always, the voting question is "which of these species would you most like to find on your patch?"
So, the runners and riders in no particular order are featured below:
In One - Shakey reckons Dartford Warbler was his best patch find at Da Cleefs but what say you?
In Two - Basil weighs in with a quality find in the form of a female Lesser Scaup, but is it glamourous enough to win?
|One of these ducks is apparently a lesser scaup but not shure which one....|
In Three - They didn't even bother to ID it to species level, so can the Proclaimer's claim of Bean Goose be a serious contender?
In Four - Big Royzah stumbled across a Rosefinch as his best patch find on the Don, but does it blow your trumpet?
In Five - The only serious contender really, and a kwality score for Seppy at Galley Head - you really should be voting for Western Subalpine Warbler
|Vote for me please|
In Six - He really shouldn't get two cracks at it, but Basil's two Fea's-type Petrels off Squince beats the pants off Lesser Scaup so we'd best include it really
|Basil celebrates his big find|
In Seven - ahem, well, poor Derek didn't want to be left out but Pheasant is the best he could come up with - it wasnt even a full fat patch tick so there's very little* chance of this winning, no matter how many votes it gets
So thats it - the remaining riders didn't feel their efforts were worthy enuff to enter a contender - so be it - better luck next year.
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*Pheasant will not win - use your vote elsewhere!