Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Year's Top 5!

Well, I'll try and keep it short this year so I've narrowed it down to 5.

During my hectic exam period, a very unusual record of a Lesser Yellowlegs appeared at College Lake. A bird I had long been wanted to catch up on. That afternoon, I set out, with my camera, and managed to see the bird. It still feels like a bit of a surreal day, just thinking about it now.

One of my favorite birds, a day with a Turtle Dove is a day to remember. Hopefully something we won't have to remember in nostalgia.

Not much to say about this bird, I guess it was a case of right time right place, that being in Germany. White Storks are definitely something to behold.

I couldn't do a top five without including the Grey Phalarope at Hove, it was more of the photographers bird than a twitchers.

And lastly, my top of the year, an absolute astonishing bird...


What a bird they are. I could go on for years of my love for Wrynecks, but I'll sum it up in one phrase for all our sake's, mottled, mesmerizing camouflage.

Oh, and have a Happy New Year!