Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Picture of the Year (2009) - Shropshire

(Please Note - current posts during December will appear further below -after the Picture of the Year selections)

Here we go again for the annual end of year picture accumulation. It's been a very successful year on the birding front with a best ever UK yearlist (253 to date) and a decent Shropshire count (166 so far), with no more than the usual effort involved....

I've selected below a selection - of twenty favourite pictures (in no particular order) taken in Shropshire during 2009. You can simply select your favourite photo(s) from the assembly - always interesting to see which is the most popular!

You will find an 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 18th and then, the top three pictures will be included with more photos taken elsewhere in the UK during 2009. Voting will then begin again over the Christmas period with YOUR No 1 Picture of the Year being declared on New Years Day....




Picture 1 - Red kite at Clunton (January)





Picture 2 - Glaucous Gull at Priorslee (February)





Picture 3 - Bittern - Venus Pool (February)





Picture 4 - Red Kite - South Shropshire (March)





Picture 5 - Osprey - Venus Pool (April)






Picture 6 - Grasshopper Warbler - Longmynd (April)





Picture 7 - Willow Warbler - Stiperstones (May)





Picture 8 - Hobby - Venus Pool (June)





Picture 9 - Peregrines - Shropshire (June)





Picture 10 - Little Egret - Venus Pool (July)





Picture 11 - Wood Sandpiper - Chelmarsh (July)





Picture 12 - Kingfisher - Venus Pool (August)





Picture 13 - Kingfisher - Venus Pool (August)





Picture 14 - Osprey - Venus Pool (July)





Picture 15 - Cormorant - Venus Pool (July)





Picture 16 - Cuckoo - Venus Pool (July)





Picture 17 - Purple Heron (flight)- Rednal (September)





Picture 18 - Purple Heron - Rednal (September)





Picture 19 - Common Snipe - Venus Pool (October)





Picture 20 - Kestrel pair - Venus Pool (November)

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