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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Part 1 - 2013 in pictures (January - July)

some of my favourite images and not so good images that depict my favourite moments of 2013

A month by month guide January to July.

Hawfinch - Derbyshire
Waxwing - very local and only a few minutes drive to see 120+
Twite - Flint Castle
Black Redstart - Little Neston
Sparrowhawk - although he is a garden regular this was a close encounter
Short Eared Owl - Cat and Fiddle
Red Flanked Bluetail - Finland
Stellas Eider - Norway
Siberian Jay - Finland
Tengmalms Owl - Finland
Pine Grosbeak male - Finland

Pine Grosbeak female - Finland

Bluethroat - Finland (a chance find while stopping for a comfort break)

was it really that quiet!!!!
 My first ever attempt at garden mothing produced this stunner - Buff Tip

and this one... Elephant Hawk moth
and into South Africa and an attempt here to keep it to only 7 images for July
African Penguin

Spotted Thicknee

Knysna Turaco

African Black Oystercatcher

Spotted Eagle Owl

Blue Crane

Part 2 to follow soon


Unknown said...

What a great selection! Wonderful shots.

Sharon Wagner said...

What a wonderful crop of photos. Especially the owl poking its head out!

theconstantwalker said...

Fantastic images Dave... you have had a great year.

Stewart M said...

What a year! Hope '14 is just as good!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What an amazing birding year you had. It's such a pleasure to see your pictures and follow your journeys... your blog is a year-long gift and I thank you for it! Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy Birding in 2014.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and cute birds.

KristiBowmanDesign said...

Wow that's quite a selection of beautiful birds. I love the moths as well!! Thank you for sharing.

Richard Pegler said...

That's a magnificent crop of images, Dave. I'm particularly jealous of your May travels and the amazing results!

Wishing you a super Christmas, and may your 2014 be filled with happiness and great birds!


Connie Smiley said...

Love your year in review, Dave. You have some stunning images! My favorites are the hawk with its meal, and the owl peeking out of its nest.
That header is a grabber, too.
Hope you have a great Christmas!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Whoosh Dave, what a great selection of Bird and Moth shares...these are all just marvelous. Happy Holidays to you~

Findlay Wilde said...

Wow, what a brilliant selection. I have seen some of them, but there are ones I'd really like to see. From Findlay

mick said...

Beautiful birds and a great idea to show them month by month. Happy holidays to you!

Neil said...

Great series.

eileeninmd said...

Great series and birds! The owls are my favorite.

Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!

Carole M. said...

there's such a grand variety here Dave; ummmm...my favourites? I love the Sparrowhawk, the owls, and the Pine Grosbeak. Best wishes,

Nora said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love the colors on this series of photos. Great recap of the year.

Unknown said...

Wonderful photos! I love the moth, it's a beauty. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Swati Singh said...

Great varieties of the birds! beautiful captures!

Ajay Kumar said...

Beautiful photography!!!
Birds looking cute!

MastHoliday said...

Beautiful captures of the birds!

Gordon said...

Its nice looking back Dave, Great set of pics.
All the beat Gordon

HansHB said...

Awesome serie!
Happy New Year to you!