Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy New Year!

Once again in 2012 I've been lucky enough to travel further afield with visits to France, Spain and in early May eighteen days in Canada touring in a motor home. For anyone who knows me Canada is always the highlight of my birding year and this year was no exception.

As regulars will know I'm a proud member of the Brandon Marsh Voluntary Conservation Team and would like to say a special Happy New Year to all those who unselfishly give up their time in rain or shine to make Brandon such an amazingly diverse habitat!

Finally, something new for me in 2012 was my decision to finally purchase a decent camera and lens and I'm now able to compliment my birding trips with some decent photographs. I would also like to say a big thank you to a number of individuals who have patiently coached me in the art of photography. I would also remind certain individuals (yes you Max!) that I remain a birder with a camera and not a photographer who birds!

To complete my blogging for 2012 I thought I'd end with a few of many amazing wildlife moments over the past year!

The Iconic Bald Eagle - Horse Lake Canada BC
Red Kite - Chiltern Hills

Yellow-headed Blackbird - Canada In May

Brandon Marsh - My First Willow Warbler Of 2012

Stone Curlew - France In June

I wish all my followers a very peaceful New Year and above all a very exciting birding adventure for 2013.