Thursday, 23 December 2010

Christmas Blogging-Bird Competition

I wonder if any of you bloggers out there fancy an informal, not for profit, just for the fun of taking part, birdwatching competition over the festive period? I could collate the entries and publish in January. I'd prefer this not to be an out and out competition so there will be no winners or losers, just a list of those taking part (should you decide to take part). Read more here...........

In the meantime, may I wish all the bloggers out there who read and comment on my postings, a very Merry Christmas with this image above from a photo I took 2 years ago. Lets hope we can all do it again in 2011, when I'll be back to post some more, Tales of a Wessex Reiver

............. now where are those waxwings???


  1. I will be counting birds. Hopefully there will be an exciting bird to report what with some snow predicted for Christmas Eve. I wish you the Merriest Christmas and the Birdiest New Year.

  2. A beautiful photo. Hope you have a great Christmas and wishing you all good things for the coming year.

  3. Hi Andrew, yep count me in too for this year. You've just appeared in my posting :-)

    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all my best wishes for 2011 :-D

  4. Hello Andrew: I live in America
    on the East Coast. I am a bird lover
    for many years. All I can say:
    many birds you have there now:
    like black bird, robins etc.
    in my region are migrating to
    the South. Winter here can
    be very severe. Certainly your
    British Island has a much milder
    climate and wonderful to make
    those fantastic gardens and have
    these birds year around.
    But those are here like the
    cardinals, woodpeckers are
    some fun to watch.
    Julia/Blue bird :)

  5. Already having identification problems here, my husband and I disagree about Fieldfares and Thrushes, perhaps we need some good binoculars LOL

  6. What a beautiful photo Andrew. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too.

  7. Where are the Waxwings?.....Here, near where I live! Oh the excitement!

  8. My first visit to your blog and I have enjoyed looking back over past posts. I found it via Goosey.

    I am in the west of the New Forest and so far we have seen no waxwings here. Flocks of thrushes, redwings and fieldfares came to strip the holly hedges when the first east winds blew cold weather in.

  9. Apologies for the collective reply to all your comments here. I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas break and having fun watching those bird. I'll look forward to hearing what your tallies will be soon. Andrew

  10. Very Happy New Year Andrew - hope 2011 is a good one for you - sorry I've missed your birding "competition" but you may see for my pics on my latest posting that we had some interesting visitors in our garden over Xmas! Have fun Miranda

  11. Hi Andrew, a very happy new year.

    I need your advice for something, is it possible to send me an email? my email address is birdingonwheels/gmail.com
    I'd really appreciate your help. yoke.

  12. Superb photo, btw

    hope the weather has not harassed you all too much?