Thursday, 25 February 2010

The Listers league has been updated for all those listers who have let us know their details, mainly this involves the Black throated Thrush at Newholm nr Whitby which has been entertaining crowds since the start of the new year. Other additions for people came in the form of the Ferruginous Duck at Pugneys and an unseasonal Corncrake for Mick Turton, or was it just reported to us belatedly?

Perhaps the biggest news though is the discovery of only the county's, second twitchable Ring billed Gull at Mirfield which has allowed Andy Gibson to pull clear of long time No1 'BIG' Dave Hursthouse.
Several other highly placed listers have scored with this much sought after bird including Tim Isherwood, although Steve Exley needn't have bothered making the trip as it's already on his list!!!

Two new additions have been sent in with Chris Johnson and James Spencer joining in the fun which may have briefly given 'low listing no hoper' Keith Dickinson cause for optimism but alas he's still bringing up the rear, must try harder Keith!

Ring billed Gull. Dave Pennington