just when i think i have a shot to compete with the challenge, I find this...
If you were British you would have included the crown above, it would then resemble the Queen's head on our stamps.
It is called a Griffon Vulture, one of three species they have there black and egyptian being the others
Beppone: Hi there!
Nice shot and I really love these birds.
The Picture itself is a bit unsharp and shows lots of CAs.
BUT: The shown birds are no black terns.You shot a nice flock of SANDWICH TERNS (Sterna sandvicensis).
There was the odd sandwich tern with them, and some within the much larger flock still had dark breasts but the majority were winter plumage black terns in my opinion, no white tip to the bill and when scrutinised with my telescope and visible were three pronged black cap, grey shoulder and outer primary patches, plus the grey outer edges to underwing as opposed to clean of the sandwich
Have you noticed the pintail drake in there also!
A lot better than my lesser whitethroat, and lot better lens i think.But a great shot of a truely wild bird, no jessies, cages or enclosures!!!!
try looking in a field guide
on the hunt...in a cage
nice to see a genuine owl shot unlike a good proportion of photos in this challenge, but hey it didn't say best WILD bird shot in the title, pitty.
another reused great shot of a tame owl
if that was in the wild that would be the money winner for me.
Magnificant creature, our kids may never see one in the wild.
actually it's a male Marsh Harrier
funny looking corvid?