Monday, 31 December 2012

And finally..........

Finally a post, and finally the end of a traumatic year, hopefully 2013 will be a better one.
 Thank you to all those who have visited my blog this year and those who have taken time to comment, it's always lovely to hear from you all. I look forward to reading more of your blogs over the coming year.

Here are a few pictures from the last few weeks, taken on just 2 days really! My first sighting of a BLACKCAP in winter in my garden is the first pic. The others were taken yesterday, I caught up with the WAXWINGS at Staplehurst station just 3 miles from home, then a quick walk at the castle produced a WATER RAIL, 200+ FIELDFARES and good numbers of REDWING and 6 SISKIN flew north.

Wintering Blackcap




Waxwings

Fieldfare
106 species this year was pleasing, considering the sporadic nature of my visits.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL :-)

16 comments:

Phil said...

Happy new year to you Alan.

waldlaeufer68 said...

You also have a nice peaceful new 2013 .... many beautiful photo opportunities and interesting stories ...
greetings Frank

Warren Baker said...

Hope you have a better 2013 Alan, all the best mate :-)

Giga said...

Zdjęcia są cudowne. Życzę "złapania" aparatem bardzo wielu ptaków w 2013 roku i szczęścia w życiu.
The pictures are wonderful. I wish you "catch" the camera so many birds in 2013 and happiness in life.

Findlay Wilde said...

I really like the Waxwing taking a drink. Hope you have a brilliant 2013. From Findlay

alan woodcock said...

Hi Alan,great photos,all the best for the New Year.

Steve Ashton said...

Have a happy and safe new year Alan, our paths may cross during 2013.

Tammy said...

Beautiful Waxwing shots! I hope you have a peaceful & prosperous New Year Alan!!

Stephen Mills said...

Great shots of the Waxwings!
Happy New Year.

Mike H said...

Popped down to Staplehurst today Alan, waxwings still there but shots not as good as yours. Have a Very Happy and peaceful New year. Maybe we could get out when you are ready.Drop me a line.

Helma said...

Hi Allen,

I do not know why it is for you a traumatic year, but maybe I read that somewhere. I see at least beautiful pictures of the waxwing and Fieldfare.

Also for you a very nice New Year and all the best for 2013.

Greetings, Helma

Maria said...

Wow, you got gorgeous birds, happy new 2013,

Deano said...

Happy New Year to you Alan :)

Herman versteeg said...

Ik wens iedereen een gelukkig nieuw jaar en veel foto plezier in 2013.
zo te zien is dit een mooi jaar geweest aan je foto's van 2012 te zien ze zijn erg mooi.
groetjes Herman.

ShySongbird said...

I'm so envious of those beautiful Waxwings Alan! Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy and Healthy New Year, let's hope it will be much better for all of us....including the weather!!

Tony Morris said...

Hi Alan, we have a Male Blackcap coming daily to a fatball feeder by the kitchen window. Makes washing up more interesting,
Tony