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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.

January:
Hawfinch - Derbyshire
 
 
February:
Waxwing - very local and only a few minutes drive to see 120+
 
 
Twite - Flint Castle
 
 
March:
Black Redstart - Little Neston
 
 
Sparrowhawk - although he is a garden regular this was a close encounter
 
 
April:
Short Eared Owl - Cat and Fiddle
 
 
May:
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)

 
June:
was it really that quiet!!!!
 
July:
 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

22 comments:

JM said...

What a great selection! Wonderful shots.

Sharon Wagner said...

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

Andrew Fulton 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.

Kristi Bowman 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!

Richard

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 at Island Rambles said...

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

Gunilla Bäck 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!
Hugs
Ajay

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!