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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Some Highlights of 2014

                       Pinkies over Queensbury Feb,
                                                 Ogden Shelduck
                          Queensbury Buzzard
                             Ditto
                 Mixenden Whoopers
                               Ditto
                            Soil Hill Woodcock
              Curlews returning, March
                           Ditto
   Whoopers in fog at Ogden
                        Teal  Raggalds Flood
                                  Ogden Shelduck
                                     Shibden Park Kittiwake


                    1 of 5pr Stonechat, Fly Flatts
               Queensbury MOT Buzzard
                        Redshank  Raggalds Flood  1 of 2
                Wheatear Raggalds Flood
              Female Teal, Ogden

  Little Ringed Plover and Redshank ., Raggalds Flood
             Greenland Wheatear Shelf Moor
 Breeding success, Queensbury Little Owls
   Fly Flatts Common Scoter
  Fly Flatts Barnacle Goose, still in area
   Rare sight, Coot at Ogden
              Ogden Whoopers
              Whoopers over Oxenhope
            More Queensbury Pinkies
               Queensbury Buzzards
  Bird of the year Mixenden Great Northern Diver
  Found by DJS 2 week ago and still present
           Ogden Goldeneye
  Soil Hill Grasshopper Warbler
  Breeding success, Soil Hill Whitethroat
              Fly Flatts Dunlin
     July Fly Flatts Great Northern Diver, distant shot from road
     Fly Flatts Short Eared Owl mobbing Kestrel
                Ogden Common Scoter
     Cormorant downing Trout, Leeshaw
         Fly Flatts Buzzard

 A big thank you to all my blog watchers for joining me in the journey through 2014 sticking with me through good and bad. Also many thanks for all your comments, e mails, photos and concern for Lyndas health.
2014 has been a nightmare for Lynda and me, Lynda especially, so hopefully 2015 will be a turn around in our lives although theres a long way to go yet. This time last year she was waiting for her operation but thats behind her now and starting the road to recovery.
Birding and keeping up the blog has been a great therapy to me as it sends me into another world while I,m on the computer.
 Lynda and myself wish you all a very Happy New Year and I hope you join us as we make our way through 2015.
BS

4 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Happy New Year both.
Thanks for taking the time to help me with bird identification Bri.
I look forward to reading your daily blogs - and looking at some great photos.
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Thanks John, thats what makes it all worthwhile.
All the best to yourself , Sue and family.

Danny said...

Some great highlights there Brian, especially like the Whoopers, we're hoping for our first local birds in 2015.Pass on our best wishes to Lynda for a much better 2015 always enjoy your blogs Happy New Year Brian from all in Cullingworth.

Howard Creber said...

All the very best to you Brian and Lynda.The tribulations of 2014are now past and things can only get better for you both in 2015 - good luck.