Thursday, 27 December 2012

Farewell 2012 Part One

January 1st and the year started off on the beach in North Wales

First tick of the year - Spanish Sparrow in Hampshire

and an excellent day was had with a Dark-eyed Junco to see as well

And the month ended with a Glossy Ibis at Sandbach

February and another big twitch, this time in Gwent

for the stonking Common Yellowthroat

and talk about stonking - this Glaucous Gull at Westport - the Golden Ponds bird of the year

March - a bit quieter, but a trip to Hungary saw some stunning birds - White-backed Woodpecker

and Black Woodpecker amongst the highlights

April saw Crane finally added to my Staffs list

and my bird of 2012 was also seen in April - at last!

May saw this stunning singing Bluethroat at Doxey

...and our annual late spring trip to Hartlepool Headland, this year for the Orphean Warbler

a few extra Jubilee days off in June saw a fine Roller in East Yorks

.......and a singing Marsh Warbler at Blacktoft

and a twitchable Little Swift on the Wirral