2018 Birding Highlights

I have long been somewhat interested in birds. Who isn’t? However, I think it is fair to say that in 2018 I finally evolved into a fully-fledged birder. Here is a small collection of what I spotted throughout the year. All of these images are my own and were captured on my phone (albeit attached to a spotting scope). Double tap for a close-up and please feel free to leave any comments.

19 responses to “2018 Birding Highlights”

  1. i just love to hear birds chirp and then turn around to watch them.you take great pictures.

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    1. Thanks! All from my phone

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  2. I saw you had a falcon…do you see hawks as well…? Are a lot of the birds migrating or stationary? Just curious…

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    1. Hi there! Many are seasonal visitors. There a few resident hawks but other than sparrow hawks they are rare to see.

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  3. Thank you for following my blog. I thought I’d check you out and I see you are a fellow birder. Isn’t it fun! I love your pictures. You have birds I’ve never heard of, so your pictures were even more interesting.

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  4. Brilliant shots! Loved the Kestrel one. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    blindzanygirl

    I am so glad to have found your Blig through you following mine. Thankyou. I used to be a birder before I got cancer and went blind. I still listen to them of course. My favourites were the ospreys, especially Lady. I often write poems about the burds, or nature in general. I love the little kingfisher, and wrote about this beautiful little bird. I just saw someoneโ€™s comment above about getting rid of so gbirds. My heart breaks. Will go and sign the petition. Thankyou for the Follow. I look forward to reading your posts. I am in North Lincolnshire.

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    1. Thank you so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Gorgeous photos. I love watching birds and wildlife. It’s very calming.

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  7. I’m not a ‘birder’, but love to see the birds around where I walk my dog. There are Egrets and Herons, Barn Owls, and Woodpeckers.
    We also have a Tawny Owl living in the oak tree in the garden, but have never actually seen it, only heard it at night. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for following my blog, which is appreciated.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  8. Lovely photos. Are you aware of the new licences being issued to developers to shoot songbirds? Check out the blog Poors Purge. We need to stop this.

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  9. What a lovely series. Your phone takes a pretty good shot, especially the Reed Warbler (which I’ve never been able to capture up close – even with a long lens) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. It was one of a courting couple. With all their posturing they hung around a little longer ham usual!

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  10. I enjoyed your bird post of photos. I love birds and spend a lot of time following the ones around our home in Tasmania. We have a flock of noisy cockatoos, a family of kookaburras and several currawongs. They all talk at the same time every morning and the noise is incredible. I love to hear them all though.

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    1. That is incredible indeed! I am very jealous!

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    2. I love the names of the birds near your home….That’s half the fun…

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  11. Thanks. This was enjoyable.

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