With just a short time to the end of the 2014 competition, things are looking fairly certain for another Steve Blain win. Darren Oakley-Martin clearly deserves to win as most of his ticks he walked to. Andy Grimsey really has got the hang of this birding thing and is a strong third place at this time. John Lynch has achieved his total by virtually hammering one site - Grovebury. Myself...well, hopeless. Missing some easy birds in the spring really has put me out of the race, despite finding a few scarce species. Martin too has found some significant birds and would surely add to his tally if he birded the brick pits as much as Andy has or as much as Steve covers Broom. Roger and Matt, largely specializing in Broom birds only have fine totals for such a small area.