Thursday, 30 December 2010

Picture of 2010 (UK Final Poll)

(Please Note - current posts during December will appear further below -after the Picture of the Year selections) Just one day to get your votes in, it's neck and neck between the Snow Bunting and Nightigale......

Here are a final 'Top Twenty' selections, a few favourite pictures (in no particular order) taken during 2010. This includes the top three Shropshire birds - congratulations to the FIELDFARE who just pipped the Black-tailed Godwit and a four way tie for third place, it was a close run thing though! I've also sneaked a Waxwing image in which missed the last round :-)

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 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 2011!

Picture 1 - Black Kite - Gigrin (January)

Picture 2 - Snow Bunting - Kinmel Bay (February)

Picture 3 - Fieldfare - Priorslee (January)

Picture 4 - Short-eared Owl- Whixall Moss (March)

Picture 5 - Cirl Bunting - Broadsands Bay (March)

Picture 6 - Dartford Warbler - Arne (May)

Picture 7 - Redshank - Wallasey (March)

Picture 8 - Slavonian Grebe - Grimley (March)

Picture 9 - Nightingale - Little Paxton (April)

Picture 10 - Hoopoe - Clayhanger Moss (May)

Picture 11 - Oriental Pratincole - Frampton Marsh (May)

Picture 12 - Garganey - Radipole (May)

Picture 13 - Black-tailed Godwit - Venus Pool (July)

Picture 14 - Leach's Storm Petrel - New Brighton (September)

Picture 15 - Glossy Ibis - Avonmouth (September)

Picture 16 - Spotted Sandpiper - Exminster (September)

Picture 17 - Pallas's Warbler - Burnham Overy (October)

Picture 18 - Northern Wheatear - Holkham (October)

Picture 19 - Green Heron - Heligan (October)

Picture 20 - Pied-billed Grebe - Hollingworth Reservoir (November)

Picture 21 - Waxwing - Newport (December)