Friday, 28 December 2012

Farewell 2012 Part Two

June was wet, July even wetter (but not as wet as December!)
August and a holiday to Tenerife was vey successful

September saw two 90's grip backs with a long awaited return of a Short-billed Dowitcher

and finally a Baillon's Crake that was available to see from a hide and not a grade 2 listed building roof

October saw one of the best days birding of the year in Fife, where we ticked Eastern Olly, and also saw Red-breasted Fly, Radde's and Surf Scoter.
November saw my 3rd Staffs tick of the year with a White-rumped Sandpiper at Drayton Bassett

and to end the year, the fabulous Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll in Suffolk

So farewell 2012. A good year? A difficult year away from birding? Sometimes real life had to be put before birding, but whatever happens, the Clayheads will be up and running again in 2013. So on behalf of all the Clayheads (part time members included) we wish you a very Happy New Year and we'll see you all again in 2013.