Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Image of 2017 - Shropshire

It's that time again - the annual end of year picture accumulation, first off  from Shropshire. It's been an another great year locally with three Shropshire ticks for me. All three feature here and I'm not ashamed to start off with a 'record shot' of the Pine Bunting, - such an important bird which was rarely photographed at all - what a start to the year!

I've selected below a selection -  twenty of 'my' favourite or most memorable pictures (in chronological order) taken in Shropshire during 2017. A local rarity will always (for me) have a bearing on what constitutes a 'favourite picture' but I've sneaked in some common birds too! You can simply select your favourite photos from the assembly - it's always interesting for me to see which is the most popular!

There is a voting box to the right - for this first round simply 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 22nd and then, the top three pictures will be included with more photos taken elsewhere in the UK during 2017. Voting will then begin again until New Years Eve with YOUR No 1 Picture of the Year being declared on 1st January 2018

Picture 1 - Pine Bunting - Venus Pool (January)

Picture 2 - Water Rail  - Chelmarsh (March)


Picture 3 - White-fronted Goose - Venus Pool (March)

Picture 4 - Black Tern - Colemere (April)

Picture 5 - Yellow-browed Warbler - Shawbirch (April)

Picture 6 - Shore lark - Titterstone Clee  (April)

Picture 7 - Little Ringed Plover - Venus Pool (April)

Picture 8 - Goldcrest - Polemere  (April)

Picture 9 - Night Heron - Shrewsbury (April)

Picture 10 - Wood Warbler - Clunton Coppice (May)

Picture 11 - Avocet - Wood Lane (May)

Picture 12 - Dotterel - Longmynd (May)

Picture 13 - Tawny Owls - Wrekin (June)

Picture 14 - Little Grebe - Venus Pool (June)

Picture 15 - Little Egret- Venus Pool (July)

Picture 16 - Osprey - Venus Pool (July)

Picture 17 - Kingfisher - Venus Pool (July)

Picture 18 - Great White Egret - Tittenley Pool (August)

Picture 19 - Wood Sandpiper - Brown Moss (August)

Picture 20 - Cattle Egret - Venus Pool (October)

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