Sunday, 18 December 2016

Image of 2016 - Shropshire

*** Well done to the Kingfishers, they were the popular choice for Shropshire bird of the year ***

It's that time again - the annual end of year picture accumulation from Shropshire. It's been an another great year locally with three Shropshire ticks for me (two of which feature here!!). In fact November will go down as one of the most memorable ever, for what can be one of the quietest months of the year!

I've selected below a selection -  twenty of my favourite pictures (in chronological order) taken in Shropshire during 2016. A local rarity will always (for me) have a bearing on what constitutes a 'favourite picture' but I've sneaked in some common birds too! You can simply select your favourite photos from the assembly - it's always interesting for me to see which is the most popular!

There is a 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 2016. Voting will then begin again until New Years Eve with YOUR No 1 Picture of the Year being declared on 1st January 2017....

Picture 1 - Whooper Swans - Edgerley (January)

Picture 2 - Water Pipit  - Whixall Floods (March)

Picture 3 - Shelduck - Venus Pool (March)

Picture 4 - Oystercatcher - Venus Pool (April)

Picture 5 - Spoonbill - Whixall Floods  (April)

Picture 6 - Channel Wagtail - Whixall Floods  (April)

Picture 7 - Iberian Chiffchaff - Granville CP (April)

Picture 8 - Wren - Bridges  (April)

Picture 9 - Pied Flycatcher - Bridges (April)

Picture 10 - Garganey - Venus Pool (May)

Picture 11 - Redshank - Venus Pool (May)

Picture 12 - Peregrine Falcon juvs x 2 - Shropshire (June)

Picture 13 - Kingfishers fighting - Venus Pool (July)

Picture 14 - Little Egret - Venus Pool (July)

Picture 15 - Black-tailed Godwit- Venus Pool (August)

Picture 16 - Hen Harrier - Venus Pool (November)

Picture 17 - Green-winged Teal - Venus Pool (November)

Picture 18 - Pink-footed Goose - Venus Pool (November)

Picture 19 - Long-tailed Duck - The Mere (November)

Picture 20 - Velvet Scoter - Trench Pool (November)