Bad Bird Photos | Contest 3
Posted by Kevin Clement
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We have a winner!
Congratulations to Bea Heise for correctly identifying six of the seven Bad Bird Photos as judged by our committee of Bad Bird Photographers. The correct answers are:
1) Bearded Vulture aka Lammergeier
2) House Sparrow
3) Black-collared Hawk
4) Northern Gannet
5) Red-crested Cardinal
6) Slaty-backed Gull or Black-tailed Gull (either answer accepted)
7) Golden-winged Cacique
The Bad Bird Photo Contest
Has anyone out there ever taken a photo of a bird that came out badly? Out of focus, poorly lit, subject at a weird angle? No? Well, neither have we. Okay, we’re lying. Of course we have. Lots. That’s what that Delete button on the camera is for. But we have gone through our files to find a few that have escaped that ignominious fate, at least for now. Why? Because they afford an interesting test of any birder’s identification skills.
So, that’s the challenge for this week’s contest: identify as many of these Bad Bird Photos as you can. If you can’t nail the exact species, then name the family. The winner, who will walk away with a lavish prize, will be he or she who gets the most correct or near-correct answers, as judged by our panel of expert bad bird photographers. Some of these pictures are so bad, they won’t be easy. So by way of a hint, we’re providing the country or region in which that species is found. (Note: these photos are uncredited…because that’s the way the photographers wanted it.)
Just leave your response in the comments below with your answers. We won’t publish any of the comments until it’s time to select the winner, so don’t worry. No one will see your answers except the Apex team. We’ll announce the winner and publish all the comments on Friday, May 1. Should more than one person respond with the correct answers, we’ll select the first person to have done so as the winner. So don’t delay.
Good luck to everyone!