Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Another End

Here we are again, at the end of another year - and it seems to be only about three weeks since the start of it!  Tradition dictates that we should have a look back at the highlights of the past year, so here goes.
It has been a good year for new 'ticks' on my life lists. Here are a few of them.  In March, while visiting the island of Gran Canaria, we saw Canary Island Chiffchaff...
and Laughing Doves.
We saw Purple Sandpipers in Praia da Rocha and a Crested Tit in Villamoura.
Moving on to other things, we encountered Rosy Garlic in Newquay...
and Greater Celandine in Mapperley Wood.
With Common Scurvy-grass, Sand Sedge and Algarve Toadflax among many others, it has been an excellent year for new plants on the list.
The prize for 'Cuteness' this year must go to the delightful Water Vole which we saw in April.
 Too cute for words!
So, all-in-all, a very good year and here's to another good one in 2015.
to all who deserve it.
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