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The winners of Invasive Species Contest 2013: Invasive or Non-Native Birds!
1st Place with 259 points:
From Fascnn8me: "I photo'ld this pair of mute swans on a crisp crystal clear sunrise of a morning. the sun really lit of the pond "
2nd Place with 144 points:
From pmutalik2000: "European Starlings are pretty invasive and appear in large flocks and can cause substantial damage to fruit crops. This picture was taken in my yard in MA, Zone 5"
3rd Place with 117 points:
From mygardens: "House sparrows are very common birds. Unfortunately they tend to displace native and song birds. This photo is a frame from my iPhone movie of last week's snow storm. Obviously the cardinal isn't intimidated by this sparrow."
Runner Up with 72 points:
From kwanjin: "This mated pair of House Finches was surprised by a passing Kestrel. West Valley City, UT, Zn7b."
Runner Up with 66 points:
From John429: "At center is the House Sparrow, a non-native species introduced from Europe. A flock of these birds that can deplete my feeder of seeds in one day! SE Michigan, 2/16/13"
Runner Up with 52 points:
From kinard: "Muscovy Duck..Native to Mexico,Central,&S. America. In many species these r considered pest. This pic. was taken in Zone 8 ...Northen florida."