Voting for Photo of the Year 2023 

Voting for Photo of the Year 2023 

Of the twenty-six candidate pictures taken by Cambridgeshire Bird Club members in 2023, one was destined to become Photo of the Year.  Congratulations to Garth Peacock for his winning photo of a  Peregrine Falcon.  Second place went to Ian Dale with his Black Redstart, and Jon Heath's Coot took third place. 

Voting was open to club members only.  All members could vote once, and voters had 10 points to distribute among up to 3 photos, in any combination, e.g. all 10 points for one photo, 5 each for two joint-favourites,  or 5, 3, 2 or 7, 2, 1 or however else a member wanted to split the 10 points.   Included among these candidates were automatically-eligible Pictures of the Month.  The competition was promoted on this website and on social media.   Voting opened on 3rd February and closed on 3rd March.

The photo with the highest points at the end of the competition wons a book token, presented at the AGM on 8th March.  Again, based on points received, there was a runner- up and also a third place. The top three photos will be published in the 2023 Cambridgeshire Bird Report, and can be viewed on this website.   

The candidates are shown below.

A. Bittern

B. Black Redstart

C. Blackcap

D. Black-tailed Godwit

E. Common Buzzard

F. Coot

G. Goosander

H. Great Crested Grebe

I. Great White Egret

J. House Sparrow

K. Hobby

 L. Knot

M. Lapwing

N. Little Grebe

O. Mallard

P. Peregrine Falcon

Q. Ringed Plover

R. Sandwich Tern

S. Sand Martin

T. Short-eared Owl

U. Starling

V. Tawny Owl

W. Water Rail

X. Waxwing

Y. White Stork

Z. Woodcock