Here is a selection of memorable photos from another busy year.
A Glaucous Gull on a beach along the Kintyre peninsula in January.
An Iceland Gull on a beach along the Kintyre peninsula in March.
A Lapwing on the North York Moors in April.
Red Grouse on the North York Moors in April
A Wood Sandpiper on one of my survey sites in May.
An obliging juvenile Ruff at Johnson's Marsh, Scarborough in July.
An approachable Black-tailed Godwit on one of my survey sites in August.
Short-eared Owl at Long Nab. One of several individuals seen during an excellent influx in the autumn.
A Grey Junglefowl at Nagarhole in Southern India.
The stunning White-bellied Blue Robin in Southern India. More Southern India photos in the gallery.
Freelance ornithologist and tour leader based in Scarborough, N Yorkshire.