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Since birds has been my main subject for the past while, I figured it would make a the June challenge. As usual, three entries per person and all entries must be on Alamy.  Challenge ends June 30th midnight EST in Canada.

 

Harris Hawk

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Harris Hawk midair

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Bald Eagle

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Baltimore Oriole Pair Fighting Over Welch's Grape Jelly

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And then they kissed and make up

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Love that action shot, Jill. Congratulations on your win. I'll get to it with my birds.

 

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Congratulations, Jill.  Here are some of my feathered friends...

 

My lucky Mallard duck (he's actually licensed a few times). Hope he's still around.

 

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I guess he could be in this crowd somewhere

 

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Mr. and Mrs. (?) Sandhill Cranes going for an afternoon stroll

 

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Congratulations, Jill! 

My three…

 

Red Crested Pochard, Geneva

 

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Double-crested Cormorant, North Florida

 

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Brown Pelican feeding frenzy, Central Florida

 

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I have very few birds but I will play.  It is always fun no matter what

 

1) A rock pigeon in a dilapidated building

 

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2) Being stared down by a pelican in the Florida Keys

 

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3) A large blue rooster sculpture at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

 

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Congrats Jill !

The biggest challenge was to choose 3 images out of my 4,600 bird portfolio! 

 

Blue-faced honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis) coming in to land on a termite mound, Northern Territory, Australia

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A pair of Metallic Starlings or Shining Starlings (Aplonis metallica), feeding on the fruit of Ptychosperma elegans in front of their nest. Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia

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Male Victoria's Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae) mating display on a perch, with open wheel shaped wings, Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia

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Very few birds in my online portfolio. so I may have used all of these before.

 

https://c7.alamy.com/comp/A4NP58/seagulls-flying-in-front-of-the-statue-of-liberty-new-york-city-ny-A4NP58.jpg

Seagulls flying in front of the Statue of Liberty.

 

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Birds on a wire. Jackdaws or Starlings with street light.

 

https://c7.alamy.com/comp/EY1HXY/a-large-dutch-seagull-herring-gull-larus-argentatus-argenteus-on-a-EY1HXY.jpg

Hungry Herring Gull in Haarlem Holland.

 

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Diamond Firetail Finch, Emblema guttata

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Male Satin Bowerbird, Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, standing beside his bower with yellow and blue objects in his beak as he dispays for a nearby female

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Blue Faced Honeyeater, Entomyzon cyanotis, hanging upsidedown and eating nectar from jacaranda flowers

 

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Nice subject. Lots of lovely images so far.  Mine not so good but entering for enterings sake.

 

Kestrel hovering looking for food Isle of Wight Hampshire 

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Captive Scarlet Macaw preening foot Zoo, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

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Robin Redbreast singing in tree

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Allan

 

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Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk landing on a glove trimmed with chicken meat.

 

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A very tame partially leucistic White-Throated Magpie-Jay eyes diners at a Playa Santo Domingo restaurant on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.

 

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A captive Orange-chinned parokeet ( Brotogetis jugularis) on a fence in Jinotega, Nicaragua.

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Joining in but certain I haven't got a hope against some great images here already and more to come I'm sure.

Good luck all and well done Jill.

 

1. Indian peafowl Pavo cristatus or Blue Indian Peacock

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2. Rainbow lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus parrotsrainbow-lorikeet-trichoglossus-moluccanu

 

3. Adult male Brown-headed cowbird Molothrus ater brood parasitic icterid bird on the branch of a Beschorneria Albiflora San Francisco California USA

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Difficult to compete with all of these exotic bird shots ! However

 

1) Blackbird resting on Owl statue

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2) Real heron standing next to metal heron

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3) Fledgling eagle owl next to a waterfall in France

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My inner-city life has not put me in touch with colourful flying songbirds. Pigeons and gulls. That's about it.

 

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Above: Larry the Birdman in Washington Square Park, NYC.

 

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"Mom, you ate my lunch!"

 

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I'm absolutely loving the bird images. 3 from me...

 

A male Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata)

 

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Twenty Eight Parrot (Barnardius zonarius subspecies semitorquatus)

 

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A juvenile Bridled Tern (Onychoprion anaethetus) coming in to land next to a row of Bridled Terns

 

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Can't really compete as I don't take many bird photos but here's my mediocre three:

 

Male house sparrow, Passer domesticus, approaching a bird feeder in my garden

 

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Parent coot, Fulica atra, watching over 3 chicks in a tidal inlet at Pagham Harbour, UK

 

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Black headed gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus, in winter plumage, hovering to spot fish in the tidal estuary of the River Tavy, Devon, UK

 

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Congrats Jill on your win - here are my three !

 

Kumar

 

1.  Oriental Darter, or Indian Snake Bird; Tadoba National Park, India

 

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2.  Gannets, Grassholm Island, Wales

 

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3.  Meyer's Parrot, feeding on the flowers of the Sausage Tree, Botswana

 

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