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Nov 25, 2011

GBBC 2011 photo winners

                                                                                                Photo by Lesley Mattuchio

The Great Backyard Bird Count 2011 Photo Contest winners have been announced and the overall winner is Lesley Mattuchio, of Massachesetts, for her American Tree Sparrow photograph (above).   The contest is a joint effort of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Audubon Society, and Bird Studies Canada.   There are  31 photographs of overall and category winners, plus runners-up and they can all be seen on the GBBC website.   Four of the winning photos this year were taken by Canadians.   Below is the winning photo in the 'Behaviour' category: Red-shouldered Hawk with snake, by Howard Izenwasser of Florida.
                                                                                           Photo by Howard Izenwasser
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1 comment:

sciencewrighter said...

Barry, you're a journalist -- can you get us the backstory on this photo? I'd love to hear from the photographer. Thanks.

Sylvia W.
Davis, Calif.