Tuesday, 29 December 2009


Well here we are at the end of another year and almost another decade, where does the time go to.
Still its been a very enjoyable year getting out and finding all the birds and photographing as many as possible. Also the new Macro lens that I bought at the end of the Summer which has opened up a whole new world of photography for me, this I hope to use much more in the coming year.
 Also there is the Moth Trap to get back into action, where will I find all the time for these things? Add to this the Blog which has been the most exciting part as it allows me to bring all my interests together.

So to end the year I have posted a selection of Bird images from 2009 that I like to think of as some of my best shots, and hope you enjoyed them and will continue to do so in the coming year.
Finally a big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit and leave comments they have been greatly appreciated. It has been a pleasure to have made so many new friends, so to all of you I would like to say THANK YOU AND................



  1. Some superb images there Monts. I like the Kestrel the best of all.

  2. Your bird images are a delight to look at.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comments.
    I have/had family that lived on Slades Road, I was born in Slades Mill. I could send you more info via email, if you would like. Maybe you knew them.
    Happy New Year.
    Sunny :)

  3. The kestrel and nuthatch are wonderful.
    you've produced some great pics in 2009 and i hope you continue to capture great shots in 2010.
    Happy new year.

  4. Well what can I say, an outstanding set of images. The Kestrel and the Nuthatch are my favourite images.

  5. Hi Monty,I agree with Ash.
    Wonderful Blog with fantastic photography,what a good year for you.
    Hope 2010 brings the same for you.

  6. Hi Monty. Super set of captures for 2009. The Kestrel and Nuthatch are my favourites.
    Best wishes for good birding etc in 2010. FAB.

  7. great images mont hope for many more next year speak soon

  8. Brill pics, Monty. Loving the Buzzard & Kestrel ones.

    Have a great 2010.

  9. I hope you had a good Christmas Monty and I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year and thank you so much for the very kind greetings you left on my blog too. I'm sorry to be behind with comments on your great posts but am having some difficulties at the moment.

    However, what a wonderful round up of photos, you should be very, very proud of them! They are all so lovely it is difficult to pick favourites but the Kestrel is stunning and I loved the Nuthatch and also the Jay which for some reason looked comical to me!

    I also enjoyed seeing (on an earlier post) the site of your old childhood home, what a tough time your mother must have had but it was clearly a happy time for you and your siblings.

  10. What spectacular photos you take !
    I will have to stop by again, when I can spend more time enjoying them.
    I have been to Cornwall several times in my life, still have the souvenirs ;)
    Happy New Year !

  11. Hello there, well I see I have followed Jo from A Brit in Tennessee. Saw your comment over there and my curiosity got the better of me. I lived in Devon for many years before moving to the States and remember Cornwall with great fondness. Your photos are fantastic and I have enjoyed visiting.

  12. Love that Meadow pipit Monty.