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Avian entries fly away with top honours

The winning photograph titled Bokeh heron.

AN AMATEUR PHOTOJOURNALIST from London has wowed judges of the Young Photographer Awards 2013 by using water to transform a portrait of a heron. Eighteen-year-old Danielle Connor’s entry, titled Bokeh Heron, scooped first place after judges said the simple element of water enhanced the photograph into something magical. Miss Connor was named the overall champion and also winner of the 16-18 year category at an award ceremony on December 19, 2013.

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Bright birds on film

This beautiful toco toucan was a popular subject to snap for Belfast Zoological Gardens photography competition

AVIAN RESIDENTS AT Belfast Zoological Gardens were well represented in all categories of the zoo’s 30th annual photographic competition. Since April, more than 400 amateur photographers have got snap happy and taken photos of birds and animals during their visit to the zoo.

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Lost barnacle goose has fun in the sun

‘Someone pass me a map, I’m a bit lost’. The male barnacle goose, named Orange CBZ, was ringed by the WWT in 2004 © Shutterstock.com/Silja R

A RINGED BARNACLE goose (Branta leucopsis) that failed to turn up at its overwintering ground in Scotland has ended up 900 miles off course in Spain. It’s the furthest south that a ringed Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) barnacle goose has ever been recorded. For six years, the adult male barnacle goose has migrated between arctic Svalbard and Scotland, but was absent from Scotland last winter. This year, staff at Scotland’s WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre hoped he would arrive in October, but with no sign, they feared he hadn’t survived.

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Rare hornbill pair hatch healthy chick

Newest arrival: Birdworld’s fi rst black hornbill chick

A SURREY BIRD park is celebrating after its pair of black hornbills (Anthracoceros malayanus) successfully reared one of only two chicks bred in Europe this year. Staff at Birdworld in Farnham have released video footage of the Near Threatened species just weeks after the female emerged from her nest cavity for the first time since the summer.

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Hungry hoopoe is favourite in photo comp

Giovanni Frescura’s hoopoe photograph came second in the SINWP In The Wild competition

THIS DRAMATIC STUDY of a hoopoe (Upupa epops) about to feed its chick has been critically acclaimed in an international wildlife photography competition. The shot, taken by Giovanni Frescura from Pisa, Italy, was awarded second place in the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers’ (SINWP) In The Wild competition. Photographers were asked to submit entries that captured animals living in their natural environment and endangered species from around the world. More than 650 images were entered.

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