Marie Read / Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) male perched in pear (Pyrus sp.) blossom, eastern redbud in background, New York, USA. May.
Marie Read / Arctic terns (Sterna paradisaea), two in flight over nesting colony in field of buttercups (Ranunculus sp.), Keflavik, Iceland. Digital canvas expansion.
Marie Read / American Robin (Turdus migratorius), feeding on winterberry (Ilex) fruits in winter, New York, USA, December.
Marie Read / American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) adult feeding chick, Long Island, New York, USA. June.
Marie Read / American avocets (Recurvirostra americana) two during aggressive (territorial) encounter, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Utah, USA, May.
Marie Read / American avocet (Recurvirostra americana), adult in breeding plumage foraging by sweeping its bill from side to side through shallow water, Orange County, California, USA, April.
Marie Read / California quail (Callipepla californica), male emerging from behind snowbank in winter, Mono Lake Basin, California, USA
Marie Read / Canada geese (Branta canadensis) two during territorial fight in early spring, Ithaca. New York, USA
Marie Read / Black-necked stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) pair performing post-copulatory display (as copulation ends, the male slides off the female leaving his wings draped over her and crossing his bill with hers...
Marie Read / Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) holding an acorn in its bill whilst perched on tree stump, with autumn foliage, New York, USA, October.
Marie Read / Black skimmers (Rynchops niger), three in non-breeding plumage on beach, Fort De Soto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. January. Digitally altered to remove distractions.
Marie Read / Loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) on an ice-covered fence after an ice storm, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, USA. January.
Marie Read / Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) male perched amid snow-covered branches, New York, USA, February.
Marie Read / Abstract patterns of reflected sky and clouds on the ocean with a silhouetted Red-faced cormorant (Phalarocorax urile) in flight, St. Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, USA, July.
Marie Read / Common loons (Gavia immer), two adults and chick swimming on a misty lake in early morning, Michigan, USA. June.
Marie Read / Common redpoll (Carduelis flammea), male perched in alder (Alnus rugosa) during a snowstorm in winter, New York, USA, January.
Marie Read / Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) male fluttering wings while perched on cherry (Prunus sp.) branch in spring, New York, USA, April.
Marie Read / Sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) (Florida race), adult with two small chicks crossing highway, Kissimmee, Florida, USA, March.
Marie Read / Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) in breeding plumage, head and shoulders showing plumes on crown and neck, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, New York, USA, May.
Marie Read / Western Grebe (Aechmorphus occidentalis), pair during 'rushing' courtship display in which they run across water's surface in synchrony, near Escondido, California, USA, January.
Marie Read / Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa), females behave aggressively toward a male (second from right) that is trying to join them on a floating log, autumn, New York, USA, October.
Marie Read / Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata) flying over a pattern of kelp and sea foam, photographed from above, St. Paul, Pribilof Islands, Alaska, USA. July.
Marie Read / Roseate spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja) adult in breeding plumage preening tail feathers, Black Point Wildlife Drive, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, USA, January.
Marie Read / Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilocus colubris), male flying in to feed from cardinal flowers (Lobelia cardinalis) New York, USA. August.
Marie Read / Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) male displaying in cattail marsh, Viera Wetlands, Brevard County, Florida, USA, January.
Marie Read / Snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis) flock in flight during a snowstorm, New York, USA, January.
Marie Read / Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca) female perched, Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada, January.
Marie Read / Eared grebes (Podiceps nigricollis), pair, one adult feeding one of two chicks riding on the other adult's back, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, USA
Marie Read / Eared grebes (Podiceps nigricollis), pair, one adult carrying food (damselfly) for two chicks riding on the other adult's back, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, USA
Marie Read / Eared grebes (Podiceps nigricollis), pair, one adult feeding chick riding on the other adult's back, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, USA
Marie Read / Horned puffin (Fratercula corniculata) close-up portrait, St. Paul Island, Pribilofs, Alaska, USA, July.
Marie Read / Tufted puffin (Fratercula cirrhata), close-up portrait, St. Paul Island, Pribilofs, Alaska, USA, July.
Marie Read / Horned puffins (Fratercula corniculata), one landing with outspread wings, to join its mate on cliff ledge, St. Paul Island, Pribilofs, Alaska, USA, July.
Marie Read / Flock of White ibis (Eudocimus albus) in breeding plumage, at rookery on water's edge of the mangrove-covered island, Tampa Bay, Florida, USA, March
Marie Read / Royal terns (Sterna maxima) pair crossing bills during courtship behaviour, Fort DeSoto Park, Florida, USA
Marie Read / Canada goose (Branta canadensis) adult swimming leading five goslings, Ithaca, New York, USA.
Marie Read / Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula) male singing in spring, perched on Pear blossom (Pyrus sp.) flowers, New York, USA May.
Marie Read / American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) male in breeding plumage, perched in Eastern redbud flowers in spring, New York, USA May.
Marie Read / Four Cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) feeding on Crabapple (Malus sp) fruit, Ithaca, New York, USA, February.
Marie Read / Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) portrait, New York, USA, October.
Marie Read / Western grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) pair swimming, with reflections, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, California, USA, February
Marie Read / Male Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) feeding on winterberry (Ilex sp) fruit, New York, USA, January
Marie Read / Two Black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) in mid-air fight by a sunflower, New York, USA, February
Marie Read / Male American robin (Turdus migratorius) feeding on Winterberry (Ilex sp) New York, USA, January
Marie Read / Taughannock Falls, near Ithaca, New York, in autumn after a day of heavy rainfall. October 2010. At 215 feet, Taughannock Falls is 33 feet taller than Niagara Falls.
Marie Read / Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) calling and displaying with wings and tail outspread, Wichita Mountains National Wildlife refuge, Oklahoma, USA, May
Marie Read / Rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), male perched in flowering Eastern redbud tree, New York, USA, May
Marie Read / Tree covered with rime ice standing in snow-covered field, aginst blue sky with clouds, Ithaca, New York, USA. January 2010.