Thursday, 29 December 2011

Bird images of 2011..................................... the second half of the year


Birdfair 2011 was wonderful to visit during August... it was a lovely warm sunny day.

 A bird ringing demonstration... and a  beautiful little Sedge Warbler.

September brought a wonderful moment...
A close up view of a beautiful Goshawk.
This was a captive bred bird being trained for falconry display and it's first lesson in open countryside.
I was out walking and just stumbled across it by chance.

 Jackdaw in Llandudno during our heatwave at the end of September.
Plodding the pavements...

OK my favourite image from October wasn't a bird.
A beautiful Royal Red Deer Stag.

Pochard... Martin Mere seen during November.

Red Crested Pochard also at Martin Mere.

This beautiful female Pheasant completes my birding year.
I wish you all a wonderful 2012.

41 comments:

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful images, love them.
What a beauty The Red Crested Pochard is.
Wish you a wonderful 2012 too.

NixBlog said...

Lovely photos of these magnificent creatures, Andrew!
May 2012 be a godo year for you!

Gary said...

Wonderful post Andrew. Happy New Year from Boom & gary at the Vermilon River.

Gemma Wiseman said...

A glorious representation of each month! Adore both macros of the goshawk! Such character detail!

May you enjoy good health, peace and happiness in 2012!

TexWisGirl said...

the pochard images are beautiful! your elk / stag is too!

Amish Stories said...

Really nice images and close-ups, i like that one with the Red Crested Pochard myself. Happy new years to you as well. Richard

J Bar said...

Magic shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

joo said...

I can't find my favourite this time:)

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images. Have a lovely new year.

Wenche said...

Oh, how many beautiful pictures :0) great shots all throughout 2011 :0)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh this round was much easier...the The Red Crested Pochard. I like those little water drops on him. Great image Andrew.

eileeninmd said...

Andrew, you have a lovely series of birds and photos. Love the elk too. Happy Skywatching and I wish you a very Happy & Healthy New Year!

Jeanne said...

i love your photos of the Red crested Pochard. What a gorgeous bird! ( Your photos are great too) Also was surprised to see the bird that you took in Llandudno, as it is a place that I have actually been to. Very nice, and also love the Goshawk.

Susan said...

Such beautiful pictures! I can't imagine taking a picture of bird, much less like you do! Wow!

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful. sandie

Carole Meisenhelter said...

each fabulous photographs but the Red Crested Pochard and the Pheasant my faves'

NicoleB said...

Fantastic & lovely to see your year in pictures!
The Stag & the Red crested Pochard close up are my Favs!

Rajesh said...

Great shots of birds.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Love your images, the birds are just beautiful, and the Regal Red Deer is a great sight to see. Have a Happy New Year.

Indrani said...

These are superb captures.
Happy New Year to you and yours!

ladyfi said...

Fabulous shots! Have a joyful New Year.

Chinatours said...

Wow, it is winter in China, and quite a few bird fly to warm places and some mammals are hibernating. Nice shots

The Herald said...

Another excellent set to remind us of a wonderful year Andrew.

May 2012 be even better. Happy New Year...[;o)

ADRIAN said...

A great round up. All the best for next year.

Joop Zand said...

These are rally WONDERUL....good photowork Andrew....my complimets.

I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Greetings, Joop

Magia da Inês said...

Lindas fotografias de 2011, com certeza foi um ano muito inspirado.
Que 2012 traga novos sonhos e novas alegrias!
Beijinhos.
Brasil

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Mormor said...

If I had to choose, I think the Red Crested Pochard would be "mine".
Happy new year

Bill S. said...

Looks like it was a great activity. Happy New Year.

Pantherka said...

More beautiful photos, Andrew.

Happy New Year!
Greetings. Zdeňka

holdingmoments said...

What a great set, along with the previous post Andrew.
My favourite has to be the Goshawk.
Captive or not, what a stunning bird.

All the best for the new year.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing posts (this one and the one before) ... it is amazing to see all of your wonderful bird photos at one time -- you are such a good photographer -- and you know where to go, where to look! Thank you so much for sharing (here and all year long). Have a Wonderful New Year.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

WoW! Such handsome fellas, esp the buck! Whoa! =)

Mama Zen said...

Absolutely lovely shots!

joo said...

Me again to wish you Happy New year, Andrew!

Hilke Breder said...

Wonderful images, Andrew! The Pochard and the Pheasant are my favorites, but they are all outstanding. Have a happy and productive 1012!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Wonderful photos Andrew.

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