The week between Christmas and New Year is always a good time to reflect on the year that just was. Amongst the highlights that featured in published posts, we find the drafts that never quite got finished, or didn’t have enough photographic support to appear on the world wide web.

The left-overs.

Black-crested Bulbul (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

So as you finish up the cold turkey and the last of the trimmings, here are the sweepings from 2017 that didn’t make it.

Checkered Woodpecker (Buenos Aires)

Great Coucal (Accra, Ghana)

Greater Leafbird (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Masked Water-tyrant (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Red Wattled Lapwing (New Delhi, India)

Crested Puffin (California, USA)

Plain Parakeet (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Yellow-billed Shrike (Accra, Ghana)

Happy New Year.

Written by Redgannet
Redgannet has been working for over 33 years as a crew member/flight attendant and enjoys the well-ventilated air of the outdoors. The nom de blog, Redgannet, was adopted to add an air of mystery and to make himself more attractive to women. His father first whetted Redguga's appetite for all things natural by buying him his first pair of 7x35s and a copy of Thorburn's Birds. Having no mentor beyond an indulgent parent, he spent the first season hoping for an Egyptian Vulture at the bird table in his English garden. His most memorable birding moment is seeing an Egyptian Vulture with those same binoculars 26 years later. Redgannet is married to Canon, but his heart and half of his house belongs to Helen and their son Joseph. He is looking forward to communicating with people who don't ask if he is searching for the "feathered variety" of bird.