Monthly Competition: Bird Photography

by Eco Kids Planet 01 October, 2020

Thank you to all budding nature photographers who sent us their bird pictures. Well done for being patient and watchful, waiting for that perfect shot!

Congratulations to our five winners!

Maia, age 8, Barnstaple

Swans

Rosa, age 11, Bude

Baby Dunnock

This is my photo of a baby dunnock, which we rescued from a cat in our woods. It was only a few days old. It became very tame because my sister looked after it so well, and we were able to get lots of great photos.


Amy, age 10, New Milton

Spoonbill

Thomas, age 8, Sidmouth

Robin

The first photograph is of our friendly robin in our garden. We always feed it live mealworms, so after putting some worms on a tree stump I waited nearby and took this photograph as it looked down at them from a nearby branch.

Yellow Wagtail

My second photograph is of a yellow wagtail that regularly visits our stretch of the River Otter. I sat patiently and waited for it to come and took this photograph of it on a rock in the river near to where I was sitting.


Evie, age 9, Basildon

Heron

Photo of a beautiful heron taken in Gloucester park, Basildon.


 What You Won:

The five lucky winners won this gorgeous 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle.

This square jigsaw features a charming painting of a kingfisher and a range of birds, overlooking an idyllic scene across the water. Illustrated by wildlife artist Pollyanna Pickering, this thousand piece jigsaw puzzle will delight and challenge you for many hours!  Finished size: 580 x 580mm.

RRP: £12.99


 

Here are our runners-up:

Cara Elizabeth, age 10, London

I took this picture of an Egyptian goose and it’s ducklings in my local park. I spotted them on a walk and took the picture on my mum’s phone.    


Eleanor, Age 7, Portsmouth

A white pigeon


Isabella, Age 8, Sutton

I took this picture in Sheffield Park, next to the beautiful lake on 18th July.
The mummy duck was trying to protect the baby ducklings from the hot sun by sitting in the shade. The ducklings looked fluffy and cute. They were huddling together trying to sleep. I took this picture by getting very close to them slowly, and kneeling down quietly trying not to disturb their peaceful rest.


Lucy, Age 7, Nottingham

We were on a famous walk in Brittany where there are lots of pink rocks. While I was climbing on some rocks I saw a Herring Gull perched on one of them. I had been taking pictures of lots of birds, so I took a picture of this one and I was surprised how close I got!


Megan, Age 8, Beverley

Bar-tailed godwit. Taken on 17th August at Waters Edge Barton Upon Humber


Mike, age 6, London


 





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