The start of the year is always a good time to get your ducks in a row for a challenge that may lay ahead, but six birds decided to literally do just that as one of the great pictures on this page show.

‘New year, new hopes’ is the current challenge for our camera club members and wildlife and the outdoors continue to be popular ways the theme is being interpreted.

You can enjoy our latest selection of their pictures by scrolling down this page.

The Watford Observer Camera Club is a Facebook-based group.

It is open to all photographers, from those who snap pictures on their phones to professionals who capture perfect shots with specialist equipment.

Every four weeks, members of the camera club are set a new challenge, a theme is selected and then the work starts for our talented photographers.

Search for Watford Observer Camera Club on Facebook. Ask to join the group and we’ll accept you.

This week’s selection of pictures were taken by:

Luke Allen

Watford Observer: Image: Luke Allen

Stephen Danzig

Watford Observer: Image: Stephen Danzig

Johanne De Luca

Watford Observer: 'Family'.'Family'.

Emma Handscombe

Watford Observer: Image: Emma Handscombe

Lauren Meehan

Watford Observer: Image: Lauren Meehan

Ionut Murariu

Watford Observer: Image: Ionut Murariu

Tracey Phillipps

Watford Observer: 'Nelson's Column lit up for Tamil Pongal festival on Saturday.''Nelson's Column lit up for Tamil Pongal festival on Saturday.'

Helen White Price

Watford Observer: 'Frosty mornings.''Frosty mornings.'

Jill Rutland

Watford Observer: 'Baby Otter.''Baby Otter.'