Happy New Year everyone.
31st December 2011: Happy New Year everyone. This is probably my last post for this year.
The weather is overcast, rain is expected, and the temperature is eleven degrees Centigrade.
The turkey carcass is in the rubbish bin; the last of the mince pies will probably be eaten today; practically all the chocolates have gone where all good chocolates go; there is still plenty of whiskey, rum, port and wine left to enjoy, and I know for a fact that it will be a very busy time for me in the New Year .
There is not a lot of wildlife activity on the marsh at the moment. I am still coughing at inappropriate times and frightening away most of the animals that do make it in front of my camera lenses, but my cough is improving. There are plenty of Muntjac deer tracks and I am even catching glimpses of the North Pond mink; in fact, I have found where the elusive critter is living, or at least one of the places it is living.
The optimistic side of me is expecting good things to happen on the marsh over the next year. Fortunately, the pessimistic side of me struggles to make an impact on my life.
I have taken the following images to finish off my year: