BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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CLOUGHA PIKE. UNTIL RECENT YEARS THE BOWLAND STRONGHOLD FOR THE STONECHAT

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas To The Faithful.

It's important to me that I wish all the faithful followers of Birds2blog a Very Happy Christmas and Good Wishes for the New Year. Providing I can maintain the blog, I hope you will continue to follow it in 2013, and that you enjoy the birds as much as I do, in trying to find where they all are, what they are doing there, and when they are there, to build a picture of how they are faring and - in many cases - failing.

For my part this holiday week will put a dampener on the whole birding scene, though if the weather forecasters are anything to go by it looks like 'dampener' is going to be the operative word. So at the very earliest it will be Friday before I get any realistic chance, but worse still it could be more than a week away....who knows. Meanwhile, whether or not I can come up with any 'gap in my birding fillers' for Birds2blog remains to be seen.

But here are a couple of images to put us on for a few days until things get back to something like normal, but not birds your likely to be seeing soon in the UK I don't think....

Willet Tim Kuhn


The Willet is the largest of the N.American 'shanks' its closest relative being the Lesser Yellowlegs.

Clark's Grebe Tim Kuhn

Another N.American bird the Clark's Grebe, until the 1980's was thought to be a pale morph of the Western Grebe which it resembles in size, range, and behaviour. The bird is named in honour of John Henry Clark, a 19th century surveyor who was a naturalist.

And finally....

If you'd like your Christmas to begin with a smile I'd suggest you 'clik the pik' below....its much better if you have the sound on.


Merry Christmas

Click on Santa

for a Message to you from Santa.


   

10 comments:

Richard Pegler said...

Merry Christmas to you too Pete. Keep up the good work!!!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

jaja!!!.. Very good video.. Merry Christmas Peter.. And the best for you.. Kisses.

Brian Rafferty said...

Pete. I will remain faithful next year and until then hope you enjoy Christmas...Let's hope for good birding and some decent weather in 2013. Take care.

Isidro Ortiz said...

Merry Christmas Pete.

Findlay Wilde said...

A very Merry Christmas to you too. I really hope your blog does carry on next year. I always enjoy how many birds you see and trying to identify the ones in the pictures. No birding for me until the end of the week, but the garden birds, including Fieldfares, are keeping me going. From Findlay.

Gary Jones said...

A very happy Christmas to you Pete. been a pleasure dropping in this year, and you are assured of two faithful followers down here in North Wales, all the best mate!

Marc Heath said...

We are nearly here Pete. Have a good Christmas and hope that there is not a Mega on our doorsteps tomorrow!!

Pete Woodruff said...

Richard/Ana/Brian/Isidro/Findlay/Gary/Marc....Thanks and a HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you all.

Christian said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Pete. Thank you for your encouragement in the last year. Hope you get out birding plenty in 2013.

Pete Woodruff said...

Thanks Christian.

Hoping to share it all with you again next year as I know you will with me.