Make American Kestrel 🧡💙 Kestrels can “kite” or “hover” in place, usually when they are searching for prey. This allows them to remain in place in the air by beating its wings rapidly with the help of the wind. #deborahroyphotography
Wow what an honour. 2018 was a great year, we accomplished so much in such a short period of time...it’s been probably one of the hardest but also one of the best years of my life and to top it off just before 2019 we were nominated for the first annual Birbie awards under the “Most inspiring” category. I’m told that the people that I consider my friends (all of you) said some of the kindest words about me and honestly I’m touched beyond belief. I had the privilege of being interviewed by @birbobserver who is honestly such a gem and has a way with words like you wouldn’t believe. I will be posting my portion of the article but If you click the link under Birbobservers profile you can find the full version. The article is so so beautifully written so I’d love if everyone would take the time to read it. I’d also like to also link some of the other nominees I ran against (in my own category) each deserving of recognition, @rosie_and_george_the_budgie@i_met_manko@featherless_budgie_coco@mithoo_indianringneck it was an honour to run against you all as you all do amazing things! I don’t know what my future holds, but you inspire me every day to be the person I am... so thank you...as cliche as that may sound. I can’t wait to see what 2019 will bring. Remember never stop climbing till you reach the peaks, after all it’s a hell of a view. I hope I can inspire you all even more in 2019 😉 I’d also like to congratulate my good friend @koa_tiko I’ve met her in person and she and her husband are very kind people...we were sent her trophy by mistake so I hope on my day off soon I can send it to the rightful owner 😂 #parrot#parrotlover#parrotsofinstagram#birdlover#winning#love#thankful#conure#lovebird#cockatoo
Using his longest telephoto lens, Bob Schamerhorn successfully captured this intimate moment between this Great Egret parent and its offspring. ⠀
Bob's beautiful photo earned a spot on the 2018 #AudubonPhotographyAwards top 100 list.
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🐦: Burrowing Owl
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Have you ever been this close to an American Coot's feet?!⠀
Kevin Malo captured this superb close-up shot at one of his favorite birding hotspots in Texas, the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. ⠀
Kevin's photo was named one of the top 100 photos of last year's #AudubonPhotographyAwards. Do you love birds and photography? Click the link in our bio to enter this year's Audubon Photography Awards. ⠀