Marie Read / Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) male flies in to feed on nectar from Eastern red columbine flower (Aquilegia canadensis), Freeville, New York, USA, June.
Marie Read / Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis) male feeding on Winterberries (Ilex verticillata) before flying off, Freeville, New York, USA, January.
Marie Read / Common loon (Gavia immer) adult swimming with a chick resting on its back, Presque Isle County, Michigan, USA, June.
Marie Read / American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) calling / booming in a cattail marsh to mark territory, Salt Alkaline Lake, Kidder County, North Dakota, USA, June.
Marie Read / Front view of an adult Black skimmer (Rynchops niger) in flight carrying a fish, Long Island, New York, USA. August.
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Marie Read / Common redpoll (Acanthis flammea) flock feeding on seeds in the snow, New York, USA, January.
Marie Read / Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) excavating nest scrape on beach by squatting and kicking backwards using its feet, Long Island, New York, USA, August.
Marie Read / Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) brooding small chick in nest on beach, Long Island, New York, USA, August.
Marie Read / Black Skimmers (Rynchops niger) nesting, one adult feeds a fish to a small chick that emerges from underneath second adult, Long Island, New York USA, August.
Marie Read / Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) in flight carrying an acorn that it will cache for winter food supply, New York, USA, October.
Marie Read / Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) male in a late summer garden setting, Coreopsis sp. flowers around the perch, New York, USA, August.
Marie Read / Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) male and female in the snow, photographed from low angle, Freeville, New York, USA. April 2020.
Marie Read / Blue jays (Cyanocitta cristata) confrontation in snow, April 2020. New York State, USA.
Marie Read / Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia, formerly Dendroica petechia), male in breeding plumage, Ithaca, New York, USA. May 2020.
Marie Read / Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoenicus) male singing from snow-covered red maple (Acer rubrum) in flower, Ithaca, New York, USA. April 2020.
Marie Read / Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) male calling/displaying, Ithaca, New York, USA. March 2020.
Marie Read / Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) male with spider prey, perched in crabapple blossom in spring, Ithaca, New York, USA
Marie Read / Purple Finch (Carpodacus purpureus) perched amid apple blossom, New York, USA
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