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PHOTO OF THE MONTH
We are now offering a small prize each month to the photographer of the picture that specially catches our eye - it doesn't have to be a technically great picture, (although it could!), but perhaps show some interesting behaviour. The prize will be awarded entirely at our discretion, and will vary. Potential sponsors, please contact us here!. This month, the prize, is awarded to Ivor Dallinger (see below).

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Canada Geese by Ivor Dallinger PHOTO OF THE MONTH
Canada Geese
© Ivor Dallinger
Great flight shot taken with Canon 10D with 70-200 + 1.4 convertor.

Common Tern by Ivor Dallinger
Common Tern
© Ivor Dallinger
Another great flight shot from Ivor - same equipment.
Hawfinch by Kev LewisHawfinch
© Kev Lewis
Typically elusive, this Hawfinch stayed for only three frames - enough for Kev to snatch this super portrait.

Kingfisher by Frank AndersonKingfisher
© Frank Anderson
Frank captured this bird 'clubbing' its prey against the branch using a Canon 30D with 400mm + 1.4 convertor.

Puffin by Nicola WearmouthPuffin
© Nicola Wearmouth
Bempton Cliffs in Yorkshire, taken with Canon 350D.

Mallard by Bob FurnessMallard
© Bob Furness
Nice movement in this shot captued with Nikon D80.

Willow Warbler by Steve WellsWillow Warbler
© Steve Wells
Taken with Canon 350D and 300mm lens at Summer leys, Northampton.
Orange Tip by Steve WellsOrange Tip
© Steve Wells
Fabulous colour! Feeding on Early Purple Orchid, Lindford Wood. Same equipment.
Hooded Crow by Craig ShawHooded Crow
© Craig Shaw
Love the shock of orange against the subtle colours of the birds. Taken on Isle of Lewis.
Twite by Craig ShawTwite
© Craig Shaw
Nice portraite showing the subtle plumage details of this finch. Also taken on Lewis.
Song Thrush by Liz BarrettSong Thrush
© Liz Barrett
Feeding the family. Taken with Canon EF and 100-400mm. See more of Liz's photographs at. .www.e-barrett.com
Mallard by Liz BarrettMallard (& Cowslip!)
© Liz Barrettr
This was taken in Regents Park, London.
Herring Gull by Rosemary SpoonerHerring Gull
© Rosemary Spooner
Enjoying a shower in Torquay's town fountain!

Robin by Mark WakefieldRobin
© Mark Wakefield
Very nice portrait.


Magpie by George GallimoreMagpie
© George Gallimore
Taken at Pennington Flash in Leigh with a Canon 350D and a Sigma 50-500 Lens.
Jackdaw by Eric HaswellJackdaw
© Eric Haswell
The pale eyed Jackdaw taken with a Sony DSC R1.
Lilac-breasted Roller by Martin BestLilac-breasted Roller
© Martin Best
A touch of east African colour! Martin is setting up home in the Masai Mara and may be arranging photo tours - we will let you know when.
Blackbird by Stef AtkinsBlackbird
© Stef Atkins
Partial albino Blackbird in Winchester, Hants..
Heron by Sandy McLachlanHeron
© Sandy McLachlan
This stalking bird taken in Drumpellier Country Park, Lanarkshire.
Mallard by Diana ThreadgoldMallard
© Diana Threadgold
Lovely family portrait.

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