(Please Note - current posts during December will appear further below -after the Picture of the Year selections)
Here are a final 'Top Twenty' favourite pictures (in no particular order) taken during 2009. This includes the top three Shropshire birds - congratulations to the COMMON SNIPE who just pipped the Willow Warbler and Peregrines 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 Grey Phalarope 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 2010!
Picture 1 - Waxwings - Chasewater, Staffs (January)
Picture 2 - Cattle Egret - Powderham, Devon (February)
Picture 3 - Penduline Tit - Paignton, Devon (March)
Picture 4 - Ptarmigan - Ben Macdui, Highland (May)
Picture 5 - Parrot Crossbill - Abernethy, Highland (May)
Picture 6 - Knot and Godwit take off - Titchwell, Norfolk (June)
Picture 7 - Willow Warbler - Stiperstones, Shropshire (May)
Picture 8 - Peregrine food pass - Shropshire (June)
Picture 9 - Marsh Harrier - Norfolk (June)
Picture 10 - Grey Phalarope 'droplets' - Crosby Marine Park (November)
Picture 11 - Rock Pipit - Marazion, Cornwall (September)
Picture 12 - Little Stint - Marazion, Cornwall (September)
Picture 13 - Baird's Sandpiper - Marazion, Cornwall (September)
Picture 14 - Leach's Storm Petrel - Stewartby Lake, Beds (September)
Picture 15 - Barn Owl - Parkgate, Wirral (October)
Picture 16 - Shore Lark - Felixstowe Ferry, Suffolk (October)
Picture 17 - Short-eared Owl - Salthouse, Norfolk (October)
Picture 18 - Grey Phalarope 'close up' - Crosby Marine Park (November)
Picture 19 - Common Snipe - Venus Pool, Shropshire (October)
Picture 20 - Mediterranean Gull - Mumbles, Swansea (December)