Out With The Old & In With The New

Waxwing, adult, Thornham
Well that was 2017, in case you missed it. Some highs and more than a few lows but a strong birding year with a final UK list of 308. So here we are, in the final hours of January 2018... ALREADY!
The year has started off very well indeed with the new IOC(7.3) UK 2018 list currently standing at 179 including goodies such as Little Bunting, Long-billed Dowitcher, Glossy Ibis and Spotted Sandpiper. This coming weekend promises to extend that list closer toward 200.
Below are some photographs of some of this years birds... so far.
Please enjoy.
Waxwing, Thornham

Spotted Sandpiper, juvenile, Holme Pierrepoint
Hume's Leaf Warbler, Waxham

American Wigeon, drake, Egleton NR
Twite, Thornham

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sandringham

Redwing, Cockley Cley
Eurasian Nuthatch, Sandringham

Grey Wagtail, Holme Pierrepoint
Arctic Redpoll, Hazlewood Common
Mealy Redpoll, Hazlewood Common

Glossy Ibis, Eastbridge