Tuesday, 13 December 2011


Below are a selection of images from the past year,I have used the image I feel is the best and not concentrated on rarities or migrants as I think the commoner species give just as much pleasure. Also included is what I consider my best image of 2011 The Kestrel at St Gothian Sands LNR, and this will feature in my sidebar as best image 2011.
On another note My daughter has had her back operation, is back home and making good progress.The first week after the operation is the first time she has had no  pain for 24 years, so hope this will carry on and she can begin to enjoy life once again.
So below is my pick of images for 2011, some have appeared in posts over the past year whilst others are getting a first airing.
I hope you enjoy them and once again your support is greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Last but not least the iconic Christmas bird The Robin.

Finally once again I wish you all.........


  1. Merry Christmas to you too Monty. I have really appreciated your comments on my blog. cheers tony

  2. Merry Christmas Mate and Happy New year,from the both of us.
    Fantastic post Monts,i agree with your choice,superb shot.
    Look forward to seeing more outstanding photography from you in 2012.

  3. A lovely set of photos. All the best for next year. Rob

  4. Excellent photos and spectacular !!!!!!

  5. Glad your daughter is painfree again.Some stunning images here.Love the Kestrel, but also think that Greenshank is outstanding as well as the Pectoral Sandpiper.Have a good Christmas and look forward to seeing more images in 2012.

  6. What a set, I can,t choose a favourite, Merry Christmas Monts.

  7. Well done Monty, wonderful selection, the Kestrel is superb.

  8. Congratulations, it is a lovely album. Superb!

    Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

  9. Dear Monts, this is really amazing!
    I wish you and your family a great Christmas and new year full of beautiful emotions!

  10. Peaceful and happy Christmas to you and your family with so much friendship
    so much joy Elettra

  11. Great pictures of the months. Great idea that I may steal from you.

    Happy New Year to you.

  12. for you and your family a 2012 with lots of happiness! Greetings!