This year I have revived the tradition of including non-bird wildlife, even featuring a lizard for the first time. Technically, a lizard appears twice, but the second time was a “bit” performance, so-to-speak.
Many of the species featured here have not previously appeared in any of my calendars and one was totally new to me – the Acorn Woodpecker.
Last year’s calendar featured no owls – shocking to those who know me. Even though I did photograph owls in 2022, the featured young Barred Owl is from many years earlier. It is a favourite of mine that somehow escaped publication. All the other images are from 2022 or (occasionally) 2021.