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!