Top Ten

January 1, 2022 at 8:15 pm

Despite covid, bad weather and finally injury its not been a bad year for the camera. Thousands of photos were taken and it is always a difficult job to pick ten of the best. However, pride of place this year goes to two of our rarest Grebes. I finally got photos of the Black Necked Grebes in Yorkshire and then the big surprise of the year to come across a family party of Slavonian grebes with young by a public footpath in Inverness.
It is always a privilege to be granted a Licence to photograph breeding Hen Harriers so two photos from those sessions are included together with a passing Golden Eagle!
The year started with Photographing a Jack Snipe in the snow – something I have been after for a long time. April’s snow and frost brought hunting Barn Owls and by May most evenings were spent with Long Eared Owls – the photo included shows the fabulous plumage of this most nocturnal of the Owls.
The final photo is of the best Sparrowhawk to visit our garden in fifty years and he still visits most days!
To all my readers – Best Wishes and Good Health for 2022.