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Canada Goose on River Medway, Kent, UK.
This very hardy goose has established itself over a vast range outside its native Canada and seems able to survive almost anywhere.
Baby House Sparrows waiting to be fed. West Valley City, UT, 2009, Zone 6b.
Mute swans, Cygnus olor. This species was introduced from Europe in the 19th century. In the Great Lakes region (and probably throughout the USA) it now predominates, having driven out the native trumpeter swans. They affect other native waterfowl as well as aquatic plants.
Canada geese, Branta canadensis. These are native, but in recent years have become invasive in urban areas. Parks and golf courses in particular suffer from their exploding populations. Don't feed the geese!
This looks to me like “Mozart” conducting a one legged Orchestra.
These Large Birds come to eat lawn grubs after a flood.
European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)
stealing the Woodpecker’s suet.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) photo taken in Cape May, NJ
This is "Squeessy' ... every year she comes back
Purple Martin checking my PM house. Zone 8a
European Starling, perhaps the most abundant bird in North America, was introduced from the Old World in 1890, known to damage many types of crops. Photo taken in my zone 3a garden, BC, CAN.
House Sparrow, introduced in New York City in 1850, now spread across most of North America, often considered a pest as it sometimes drives out native birds. Photo taken in my zone 3a garden, BC. CAN.
A Black Brant in the Tide Pools at Kapoho.
A rare visitor to Hawai'i.
Egrets vying for space in a single tree on the water.
Keaukaha, Hilo, Hawai'i.
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus).
This is a Easter surprise of a nest of three out of four hatched European Starlings (Sturnus Vulgaris) in my outdoor grill. I have a photo of the size of the nest I would love to send with this one but I could only submit one photo. It is huge! I live in Fruitland Idaho zone 6A.
This is the nest of the European Starlings in my outdoor grill. I just had to send it to show the size of it for those four tiny birds. Ah spring, babies arrive in Idaho.
Canada geese have become a huge problem in our NY area. We love geese as long as there are not too many. For whatever reason, we have had the same two for years. We call them our guard geese as they keep others away. We remove & mark the eggs each year, replacing the new ones with last year's eggs.Back to the contest main page.