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Jack Dykinga / Lightning storm with rainbow over Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) near Redrock, Arizona State Trust, Sonoran Desert, Arizona. September 2015. Long exposure with lightning trigger.
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 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.
John Cancalosi / Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) on nest with goslings, New York, USA.
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.