Sunday, December 25, 2011

25 Dec 2011: Happy Christmas!!

To all long-suffering DigDeep readers, very best wishes for this season and the coming year.

I've been in the UK for the past month, doing almost no birding at all. I did take my family to see a party of Bohemian Waxwings one dull day, and here are a few shots taken through my Dad's scope.







While home, I've had a look through some old photos. Here's one from about 1989 with quite a few past and present birding luminaries from the Malaysian scene. How many can you identify?!



Lastly, congrats to Mun, whose been shooting up the 500 Club league in my absence with the addition of FOUR lifers - and all good ones: Oriental Scops-owl, White-throated Rock-thrush, Brown-chested Jungle-flycatcher and Oriental Darter. Three of those would have been new for me too. It happens every time I leave the country ... sigh!

7 comments:

Choy Wai Mun said...

Thanks, Dave and hopefully, the Darters will be waiting for you when you get back!

John said...

Merry Christmas, Dave !

Hor Kee said...

Merry Xmas Dave and a Happy New Year too. The pair of Darters are still there waiting for your return.

Gerry Brett said...

A Merry Christmas Dave to you and the family. You never know I may head back down your way in March. Best wishes

M. A. Muin said...

Merry Christmas Dave. That old photos..i can only id you..but very slim..hehe..

digdeep said...

Thanks to all for your good wishes. From L-R they are:
Colin Poole, Dennis Yong, Mike Chong, David Wells, then me and the missus! I suspect we've all put on a few pounds since then!!

Erwin Luesink said...

Beautiful Waxwings!
Happy new year!!