“They came back,” says biologist Donald Webster. “This year.” His voice has a wistful note, wondering if the king of ducks, as the beautiful, crimson-headed canvasback is known, will return to rule Chesapeake Bay again next winter. In parka, gloves and hat, Webster, waterfowl coordinator for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), raises his…


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Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs Against Spectacular Landscapes. We were truly blown away by the amazing landscape and habitat shots that were submitted this week!  Birds are excellent indicators of habitat quality, when habitats are degraded only the generalist and opportunistic species will remain in the area, others will…


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Photographing birds has so many different facets and exciting photographic challenges. There is the tricky shot of a bird in flight, requiring quick reflexes and perfect timing to get that perfect clarity and frame. Then there’s moments between photographer and bird where a bird fixing you with its gaze creates an alluring portrait. And the…


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