(Please Note - current posts during December will appear further below - after these Picture of the Year selections)
It's that time again - the annual end of year picture accumulation. It's been another successful year for me on the UK birding front with plenty of birds (249 to date) seen and a cracking Shropshire count (171 so far but not done yet!), 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 2010. 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 - Nuthatch - Haughmond (January)
Picture 2 - Fieldfare - Priorslee (January)
Picture 3 - Great Grey Shrike - Hopesay Hill (March)
Picture 4 - Short-eared Owl- Whixall Moss (March)
Picture 5 - Grasshopper Warbler - Isombridge (April)
Picture 6 - Yellow Wagtail - Venus Pool (April)
Picture 7 - Osprey - Venus Pool (April)
Picture 8 - Osprey with fish - from Venus Pool (April)
Picture 9 - Dotterel - Longmynd (May)
Picture 10 - Lapwing chick - Venus Pool (May)
Picture 11 - Peregrine - Shropshire (June)
Picture 12 - Blue-headed Wagtail - North Shropshire (July)
Picture 13 - Common Sandpiper- Venus Pool (July)
Picture 14 - Black-tailed Godwit - Venus Pool (July)
Picture 15 - Wryneck - Titterstone Clee (August)
Picture 16 - Kingfisher - Venus Pool (August)
Picture 17 - Curlew Sandpiper - Chelmarsh (September)
Picture 18 - Kestrel - Titterstone Clee (September)
Picture 19 - Black Tern - Venus Pool (October)
Picture 20 - Bullfinch - Meole Brace (November)
Picture 21 - Waxwing - Newport (December)
Bonus Waxwing - just in time!