Here are a final 'Top Twenty' selections, a few favourite pictures of mine (in no particular order) taken during 2012. This includes the top three Shropshire birds - congratulations to the Red Grouse or Curlew which tied and Common Redstart close behind. I've also added a late entry Common Buzzard!
You will find an voting box to the right, to keep things simple, check the FIVE pictures you like most! (click thumbs to open a larger image) FIVE votes maximum only please! (Only one voter is possible per PC sorry!)
I will let this poll run until December 31st and then YOUR No 1 Picture of the Year will be declared on New Years Day....
Have a fantastic Christmas and here's wishing everyone great birding in 2013!
Picture 1 - Red Grouse - Longmynd (January)
Picture 2 - Short-eared Owl - Northants (January)
Picture 3 - Curlew - Venus Pool (April)
Picture 4 - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - Cheshire (April)
Picture 5 - Common Redstart - Venus Pool (April)
Picture 6 - Long billed Dowitchers - Shapwick Heath (April
Picture 7 - Roller - Aldbrough (June)
Picture 8 - Arctic Tern - Farne Islands (June)
Picture 9 - Puffin with sand eels - Farne Islands (June)
Picture 10 - Puffin - Farne Islands (June)
Picture 11 - Fulmar - Farne Islands (June)
Picture 12 - Least Sandpiper - New England (May)
Picture 13 - Rose-breasted Grosbeak - New England (May)
Picture 14 - Little Swift - New Brighton (June)
Picture 15 - White-tailed Eagle - Mull (July)
Picture 16 - Mediterranean Gull - Mumbles (September)
Picture 17 - Black Redstart - Pennard (November)
Picture 18 - Waxwing - Ruthin (November)
Picture 19 - Waxwing - Wrexham (November)
Picture 20 - Common Buzzard - Venus Pool (December)