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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Happy Christmas & Best Wishes for 2013


At this special time of year, I'd like to thank all my readers for their kind words, encouragement, and support during 2012. This has all been very much appreciated.

My best wishes to you, and yours, for a wonderful Christmas, and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Thank you again.

Richard Pegler

P.S.  :  I didn't manage any snow pictures of owls in 2012, so this is one from December 2010.

22 comments:

  1. It's a lovely picture and I hope you have a brilliant Christmas too. Hope you get some snowy pictures in 2013. Mum and Dad and Harley wish you a Merry Christmas too. From Findlay

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    1. Thank you Findlay (and family). I've really enjoyed following your adventures in 2012. I hope you all have a wonderful time this Christmas, and I look forward to more inspiring posts from you in 2013.

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  2. Have a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year Richard, I have to say that owl seems to be a handy at putting up decorations :) As for the word verication, I don't blame you, I had to switch to "awaiting moderartion" as I was/am receiving the same spam/junk comments always saying the same thing "your structre of blog and content very good" etc still getting the odd one though, I've been onto blogger/google as their spam filter is supposed to pick them up.

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    1. Thank you Doug. He used the same decorations last year - just go to December, 2011 on the right - actually both images were shot on the same snowy day!

      Fingers crossed for the spam!

      All the best for the holidays!

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  3. Feliz Navidad también para tí. Espero poder seguir disfrutando de tu blog el próximo año Saludos

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    1. Gracias. ¡Sinceramente espero que mi blog siga interesándole el próximo año!

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  4. Looking forward to sharing 2013 with you.

    Happy Christmas Richard.

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    1. Me too with you Pete - have a good one!

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  5. Happy Christmas to you and your family and happy owling new year:)

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    1. And a Happy Christmas to you, and yours, too Linda. I hope that you're not one of the many people in the south-west that are really suffering this Christmas with flooding.

      Looking forward to more posts from you in 2013. Thank you for your support in 2012.

      Richard

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  6. A lovely Owl, merry christmas to you as well.

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    1. Thank you Bob. I'm looking forward to more of your amazing photos in 2013!

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  7. Merry Xmas to you too Richard, just stumbled upon your blog .... terrific pics, loved the waxwings, brambling and that upside down bullfinch! What gear are you using?

    All the best for the New Year and look forward to more blog posts.

    Tim@Timbobaggins Abroad

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    1. Thank you Tim.

      Nikon D300s + Sigma 150-500

      Like your blog! Fabulous header!

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  8. Merry Christmas to you too, Richard. I've really enjoyed visiting your blog this year. Here's to 2013.

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    1. Thank you Christian. I'm really looking forward to your blog posts in 2013. All the best to you and yours.

      Richard

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  9. Very nice picture of this Owl!
    i can never get that lucky! LOL! :(
    All your latest pics are gorgeous from the Waxwings to the passerine birds!
    Well done Richard!
    Happy new year and my best wishes for many photo opportunities!

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    1. Thank you Noushka. Looking forward to more of your amazing photography in 2013.

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  10. Great xmas owl image mate, hope you had a gud un and happy new year!

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    1. Thank you Paul - and all the best to you too! Here's to an owl filled 2013! - and to a bit of dry weather!

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    1. Thank you John. Best wishes to you and Sue too.

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I'm pleased to report that the anonymous spam problem seems to be solvable without using word verification. I'm now just using the 'Registered Users - includes OpenID' option in Blogger settings, and I'm not getting any spam - touch wood! I've also not received any contact from people saying that they are no longer able to make comments.