Wild birds

Challenge series hosted by Ben_Egbert. Challenges start on Thursdays.
Live wild birds photographed in wild settings. No zoos, caged or other captive birds. Wild backyard birds are ok.
Finished (8 challenges)
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 10th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Perfect landing
Wild birds, no zoo captive or domestic birds.
Entries: 98
Winners announced: 3rd March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Chestnut Headed Bee Eater.
Wild birds eating, not feeding young but finding or catching food for themselves.
Entries: 230
Winners announced: 24th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: 6
Wild birds that are swimming. Birds must be wild, no zoo or captive birds. Try to avoid any sign of manmade objects.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 17th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Egret by Falls
Wild birds that are wading or standing in water. Any wild bird is eligible, but they must be wading (not swimming or floating) and must be in water, not on dry land.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 10th February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Cormorant and Fish
high quality images of wild birds. No captive or domestic birds. No humans in the image. Must be in a wild or natural setting (back yards ok so long as no man made items are included and the birds are free wild birds).
Entries: 47
Winners announced: 3rd February, 2011 GMT
Winner: Bald Eagle
This is for your other shots of the seasons bald eagles. Perched, fly buys, aerial acrobats etc. Must be bald eagles and must be wild birds, no caged or captive birds.
Entries: 10
Winners announced: 27th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: RCC27382
Raptors only such as bald eagle or osprey, no water birds, gulls etc. They must be hunting for fish over water from flight. They must be at the point of pick up in one of three poses as shown in the samples. a.Talons extended and less than a foot from the water. b.The moment of catch with the talons immersed in the water. c.The moment after the catch, with fish in the talons and the...
Entries: 80
Winners announced: 6th January, 2011 GMT
Winner: Ovenbird
Birds clearly in song.