In January, Thanet, like many other parts of the UK, took a delivery of heavy snowfall - it wasn't until the end of the month that things looked like they might be picking up. On the final day of the month Emily and I stumbled across a Great Northern Diver in Ramsgate Harbour. It had been present for a couple of days prior to our sighting - I was down with the camera next day, minus one grand-daughter!
|The adult winter Great Northern Diver which took up temporary residence|
in the Outer Harbour (Jan/Feb 2013)
|A superb little bird which performed exceptionally for the massed ranks of|
pilgrims who assembled to pay homage.
|A cock Siskin at our garden feeding station - nuff sed!|
|A first record for Thanet?|
|Un-mistakable, I think?|
|Feeding station Goldfinch|
|Simply the best!|
|Not the greatest shrike photo ever taken - It meant so much more than that.|
|Wonderful memories of a once in a lifetime event for an inland patch watcher|
So that about rounds up my journey through 2013 - well almost! On 5th February my mum left us, to embark on the next stage of her journey. Her passing has left a massive void in the Wrathall family - yet we continue to move forward as a solid unit.
|Happy memories - Mum and Dad|