February 26, 2013
Congratulations to Robert Martinez of Denver, CO, week 15’s winner of the BirdSpotter Photo Contest sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill! The theme this week was “Birds in Flight” — Robert captured the aerial beauty of these American Avocets quite nicely!
Here’s a word from Robert about how he captured the shot:
I was walking around the Boulder Reservoir one early spring afternoon, looking for owls roosting and noticed that a flock of American Avocets were getting ready to take off after being spooked by a coyote roaming the shoreline, quickly moved to a spot where the Avocets would fly by me and found three that were flying close behind each other and fired off three shots before they saw me and changed directions. This photo was the best of the three.
The sixteenth week of our BirdSpotter Photo Contest will be open for submissions and voting this Wednesday, February 27th! This week’s theme is “birds at the feeder,” so keep a lens pointed at your feeders! Only one photo can be submitted per person but you can vote for as many photos as you like. This week’s contest starts Wednesday, February 27th and runs through Sunday, March 3rd.