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Viewing all entries from 2012 Photo Contest: Birds

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By Katnapper
Young black and white hen perched on a deer skull at my brother's farm.


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By Manix5
Humming Bird landing to refuel. Taken 8/17/12 New Palestine, IN


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By lorrizz
My resident cardinal pair, courting.


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By Lin52
This little hummer was trying to fledge the nest....I found the nest and watched the mother lay the eggs..their hatching and finally them fleding the nest...was an awesome experience.


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By fmlyof5
A Mallard duck showing off for visitors at Graue Mill


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By fmlyof5
A redtail hawk stares me down.


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By kwanjin
This Western Tanager is an infrequent visitor. We get our pictures when we can because he doesn't stay long.


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By Hellann
Ducks on the pond


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By gardenpom
Group of Cegar Waxwings.


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By lakesidewb
This hawk landed on our swing chair this summer.


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By Hellann
A Robin in the yard.


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By Penannophia
Northern Bobwhite hen in central NJ.


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By Penannophia
Male Downy Woodpecker in central NJ.


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By CactusJordi
Hawk


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By CactusJordi
Puffin on Iceland


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By onewish1
Hummingbird and fuchsia blacky


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By shorthog
Egret at Springhill park pond, Barling AR.


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By ducbucln
This Downy Woodpecker is a regular visitor to our homemade peanut butter log.


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By ducbucln
This Sharp-shinned Hawk was hunting for small birds in my garden.


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By onewish1


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By shorthog
Male wood duck near wooded shore in Kentucky.


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By blomma
Golden Eagle overlooking the land for a bite to eat.


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By Surly


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By brutusmother
American Robin with Leucism


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By davidsl88
Baby robin awaiting breakfast.


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By gardeneredward
These Blue birds come back every summer. The little sputcies fight to get there nest, but the Blue birds always win. They had 2 babys this year. Buitiful birds of Ohio.


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By gardeneredward
Here are the babys.


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By taters55
Ladder backed woodpecker in Arizona Ash tree, Southwest Texas


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By flowAjen
Our national bird


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By Jeepers08
Male Grosbeak.


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By Jeepers08
Hawk


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By frogymon
Peach-faced lovebirds at my backyard feeder.


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By frogymon
Eurasian collared doves, Mourning doves and Inca doves enjoying a feast in my back yard.


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By dgrowell9
These are baby fly catchers, ready for take off.


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By dgrowell9
This Hawk was taking a rest on my back porch.


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By RXM1138
Two snow geese on frozen pond in winter at Wildlife Refuge, Bosque del Apache in New Mexico. Wonderful place to visit after Christmas to see thousands of birds.


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By RXM1138
Very young dove in nest that was located in bush near by. This was taken through my Celestron telescope by holding my camera to the eyepiece.


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By Rweflying
Everyone has decided to take off together!


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By Rweflying
Coming in for landing.


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By murfun2
This picture was taken from my car window while sitting in a parking lot. I was so happy how it turned out.


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By kniphofia
Barn owl


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By kniphofia
Puffins on the Farne islands, Northumberland


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By mopheads
American Avoctes in flight taken at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge with 100-300 zoom lens early morning.


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By mopheads
American Avocet in flight, such unusual pattern on the back of the birds make them appear to fly backwards! Taken at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, 100-300 zoom lens, morning.


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By dragonfly62
"Flycatcher" from the window.


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By dragonfly62
Cardinal on a frosty morning.


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By parrotma32578
Supper Time!


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By foliagefighter
A birdfeeder brings enjoyment to the birds....and to you.


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By SPGardens
Red headed woodpecker


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By lakesidewb
Came out the back door and saw these woodpeckers


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By jmorth
Hummer in Gloriosa


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By haighr
Kissing Parrot!


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By haighr
Please, may I have a cracker?


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By sunkissed
Always look up when you're kayaking, never know what lurks overhead, Roseate spoonbill.


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By Emptynestellen
Was working in the garden one morning and heard the most awful racket. Two jays were divebombing my pekingese, so I went to investigate. Found a pair of babies in a weigelia bush, and ran to get the camera!


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By ews1951
A rest stop while traveling through.


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By marsrover
Turkey in the Rhodies


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By marsrover
Bird in the bush


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By FLPhotoChick
I make bi-yearly trips through the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge trying to capture whatever catches my eye. It's always fun to see the new families walking about, or in this case, swimming about.


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By FLPhotoChick
This was taking during one of my trip through the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge. Red-winged Blackbirds are always a welcome sight.


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By robinandjenni
Parent and Baby Robins


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By robinandjenni
House Finch


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By Jubilada
Duck at sunset at the Duck Pond, Baylands, Palo Alto, CA.


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By Jubilada
Seagull at the Duck Pond, Baylands, Palo Alto, CA.


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By jmorth
Chatterboxes


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By VA_Wild_Rose
A female hummingbird visits my balcony garden


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By VA_Wild_Rose
Pileated family - Mother comes in for feeding time


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By MessyMarvin
This picture was made in my backyard. The yellow finch must have been thinking "Who says I can't stand on my head and eat at the same time?"


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By DebinSC
Great Blue Heron, fishing in early morning light


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By DebinSC
Great Egret and friend, enjoying the late day light.


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By nmbirder
Northwestern Crow, Sidney, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada, September 2012.


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By prunifolia
Blue Bird Convention, September 2012
Adult blue birds bring their young to bathe each afternoon.


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By prunifolia
Male Baltimore Oriole feeding from his favorite orange.


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By SongsofJoy
Bald eagle on the lookout for food and predators (nest with 2 young eagles is nearby)


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By nonsai
Tribble Serama - Zorro


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By Peggy54
When our agaves burst into bloom, this hummingbird became our best friend. He's just getting ready to fly off to sip more agave nectar after a short rest on the agave leaf.


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By Peggy54
Hummingbird taking a little rest on the tip of an agave leaf. He was in our garden all summer, sipping on the agave nectar when all our agaves bloomed.


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By smallwonders
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)


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By venu209


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By photojean
white goose reflected in the lake water


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By photojean
male ruby throated hummingbird


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By CajunCat
Itís a joy to see goldfinch in the Bottlebrush Tree (Callistemon rigidusand) and to photograph them. They perch on the branches for much longer periods of time than most other species. They are my sunshine on cloudy days.


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By CajunCat
My Bottlebrush Tree, Callistemon rigidus, is a magnet for hummingbirds. They love this showy tree with masses of scarlet bottle-brush shaped flowers throughout warm season.


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By shihtzumom
Protective Mom watches from her bedroom


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By ginger749


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By ginger749
Who put prozac in my water ?


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By theherbgirl
A gull standing in a parking lot looking for a bite to eat


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By theherbgirl
Walking through the woods one day I found this Yellow Warbler perched in a tree.


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By flfwrs


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By flfwrs
A collage of the bluebird nesting in my backyard


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By JulieQ
Heron on St. Petersburg, Florida dock.


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By ruharl
Turkey Dance


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By pennyandreid
A hummingbird visiting my garden


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By adinamiti
Sparrow in winter.


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By adinamiti
Waiting for the seeds.


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By musicgirl4jesus
Nuthatch


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By musicgirl4jesus


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By katzs
What'ch doin'


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By bjh47359
Hummingbird at rest


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By luvsgrtdanes
Welcome Spring


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By luvsgrtdanes


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By carpathiangirl
Blue Herons' nesting place, the local landmark


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By carpathiangirl
Can you hear his happy song?


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By morganc
This little Finch seemed to love to watch the water fall to the next level down after taking his bath.


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By Ariston
Orange Breasted Sun birds. Endemic to Western Cape South Africa


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By Stephanotis1
Baby bird


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By DaylilySLP
Mute Swan family at local lake.


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By DaylilySLP
Robin migration every year in my yard every year in October.


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By morganc
After surprising this Road Runner who was in our garden, he "fluffed" up to make himself appear larger. I actually laughed watching it happen.


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By Mitzot
Patiently waiting for momma!


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By ruharl
Great Egrets at Morro Bay with Morro Rock in the background


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By bogeymix
A welcome visitor


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By Elphaba
Wood Duck swimming by an ice shelf in Spearfish, South Dakota.


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By Elphaba
Anhinga posing for Vogue at Brazos Bend State Park, Texas.


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By IRIS


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By IRIS
Feeding Time for baby


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By danmo


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By danmo


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By hstobin
These starlings came every day for weeks to bathe in the rustic birdbath. I particularly like the effect of the sun on their splashing.


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By mcash70
Cooper's hawk


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By mcash70
This Bald Eagle was drying itself after a fresh fish lunch.


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By kbert1a
Snowy Egret in Louisiana with alligator in background. The Snowy Egret is coming back from near extinction.


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By kbert1a
Snowy Egret rookery in Louisiana


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By plexippus
Sandhill Cranes at Jasper - Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area


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By plexippus
Mourning Doves - This pair had several clutches of babies in my hanging flowers last year.


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By Ken52
A Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Bob Jones Park in Southlake, Texas on June 12, 2012.


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By tacobell1
A Snowy Egret fishes at our pond's edge.


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By sunkissed
Egret, Here's looking at you kid.


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By clee01l


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By floridaernie


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By floridaernie


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By htop
"Hey, buddy! You need to go to the end so you don't mess up our line!", demands the whistling duck drill sergeant with a commanding look in his eyes.


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By simona979
One of many humming birds that come and drink from my Mexican Sage bush by kitchen window.


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By mygardens
Mother Goose!


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By obbirds


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By obbirds


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By vmr423
A coy Carolina Wren.


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By Ruminantia
Three hungry bluebird babies and another one pipped.


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By vjbiz


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By vjbiz

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