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Juan Carlos Munoz / Aerial view of tidal marshland at low tide, Marismas de Santona, Victoria y Joyel Natural Park, Cantabria, Spain. January, 2021.
John Waters / Golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria) flock taking off and flying over saltmarsh, Steart Marshes WWT Reserve, Somerset, UK, November.
John Chan / Elegant terns (Thalasseus elegans) gathering at mussel bed during breeding season, one hovering tern has a mussel clamped to its foot, a common mishap caused by stepping on an open mussel, Bolsa Chica...
John Chan / American avocets (Recurvirostra americana) foraging in a tidal basin, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, October.
John Chan / American white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) foraging in tidal basin at sunset, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, September.
John Chan / Group of Brent geese (Branta bernicla) foraging in Eelgrass (Zostera marina) bed, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Southern California, USA, March.
Nick Upton / Greylag goose (Anser anser) landing with its wings and head raised to chase off another from its territory in a marshland pool, Gloucestershire, UK, January.
Nick Upton / Marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) female hunting among a panicked flock of Common teal (Anas crecca) in flight over marshland, RSPB Greylake Nature Reserve, Somerset, UK, December.
Jack Dykinga / Yellow-headed blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) flock murmuration as they take off from the marsh at dawn, Whitewater Draw, Arizona State Game and Fish Reserve, USA. January.
Jack Dykinga / Leafless Cottonwood trees (Populus sp.) and cattails reflected in the water at dawn, Whitewater Draw, Arizona State Game and Fish Reserve, USA. January 2020.
John Chan / American avocet (Recurvirostra americana) foraging in salt marsh, Southern California, USA.
John Waters / Large murmuration of Common starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) swirling over reedbed roost at sunset, Ham Wall RSPB Reserve, Somerset, England, UK, January.