Sunday, 21 December 2008

Picture of 2008 (UK final poll)

Here are the final 'Top Twenty' favourite pictures (in no particular order) taken during 2008. This includes the top three Shropshire birds - congratulations to the PEREGRINES who just pipped the Tree Pipit and Spotted Flycatcher by a single vote, it was a close run thing though!

You will find an voting box to the right, to keep things simple and by popular request 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 make no excuse for including TWO Hobby and Waxwing pictures!!

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 2009!

Picture 1 - Lapland Bunting, Salthouse (January)

Picture 2 - Slavonian Grebe, Chasewater, Staffs (January)

Picture 3 - Tree Pipit at Black Hill, Shropshire (April)

Picture 4 - Great Northern Diver at Chasewater, Staffs (April)

Picture 5 - Cattle Egret - Hampshire (March)

Picture 6 - Ring billed Gull - Hampshire (March)

Picture 7 - Spotted Flycatcher - Ruyton XI Towns, Shropshire (May)

Picture 8 - Peregrine juveniles - Shropshire (June)

Picture 9 - Puffin - Farne Islands (May)

Picture 10 - Kittiwake - Farne Islands (May)

Picture 11 - Sparrowhawk - Venus Pool (September)

Picture 12 - Marsh Harrier - Cley Marshes, Norfolk (July)

Picture 13 - Sabine's Gull - Westport lake, Staffs (August)

Picture 14 - Semipalmated Sandpiper - Dawlish Warren (September)

Picture 15 - Purple Sandpiper - Titchwell (October)

Picture 16 - Two-barred Crossbill - Bilsdale, North Yorks (November)

Picture 17 - Hobby - Holkham Pines (October)

Picture 18 - Hobby - Holkham Pines (October)

Picture 19 - Waxwing - Ellesmere (December)

Picture 20 - Waxwing - Hereford (December)