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 worked for more than 35 years as a flight attendant for an international airline. He came to birding late in his career but, considering the distractions, doesn't regret the missed opportunities. He was paid to visit six continents and took full advantage of the chance to bird the world. He adopted the nom de blog, Redgannet, to avoid remonstrations from his overbearing employer, but secretly hoped that the air of mystery would make him more attractive to women. Now grounded, he is looking forward to seeing the seasons turn from a fixed point.