Monday, 30 December 2013

2013 Photo Review

Well its the end of another year so I thought I would add 12 photos , 1 from each month that I liked and that summed up the highlights of the month.
Thanks to all that have looked at the photos and read through my blog that I began this year.Hopefully 2014 will see me reach new places with new wildlife to share.

Dunnock at SSSI Messingham Sand Quarry Reserve during our snowy week.

A visit to Twycross Zoo for Valentines Day and getting to watch the female Western Lowland Gorilla care for her newborn.

Watching Badgers on my birthday in the Speyside Wildlife Hide at Rothiemurchus near Aviemore during our trip up to the Scottish Highlands.

Seeing the gannets back at RSPB Bempton Cliffs in East Yorkshire
Getting closer to Great Skuas than I probably wanted to, on Handa Island off North West coast of Scotland

My first ever trip over to The Farne Isles to get up close to Puffins & Arctic Terns.

It was a good year for hawkmoths in our garden but finding my first ever Orange Moth at Chambers Farm Wood in Lincolnshire was a highlight.

This was the month of the Rutland BirdFair where I met some old online friends and new ones as well as heroes such as Jonathan Scott & Simon King.Unfortunately they are all beaten by the spectacle of watching Red Kites swooping around the Dumfries & Galloway countryside.

The first ever Spurn Migration Festival at YWT Spurn Point happened in this month.A brilliant new event that will get even better this year.Plenty of fellow birders, Red-Backed Shrikes and ending with this stunning Hummingbird Hawkmoth.

The Red Deer rut started and we got to watch it at our local country park Normanby Hall in North Lincolnshire.

The arrival of the grey seal rookery at Donna Nook on the Lincolnshire coast where we saw newborn pups feet away.

During a week of gales & tidal surges causing flooding in the local villages along the Humber & Trent a surprising sight of 1000's of knots and lapwings on the Humber sandbars near the Humber Bridge.

Thank you again to all who have read my blog and hopefully will continue too if I can get out to places and manage to get things to share with you all.
I look forward to seeing what everyone else gets to during 2014.
Take care.
A Happy New Year to all and I hope you all have a fantastic 2014.