Photo of the Week: 17-23 March 2021


Long-tailed Tit by Lee O'Dwyer



This terrific shot of a Long-tailed Tit by Lee O'Dwyer was our unanimous winner this week. Lee has made it a speciality of his to capture various bird species – but especially tits – either in flight or coming in to land, having previously won Photo of the Week twice with such images. But this one might just be our favourite yet!

Caught in a wonderful pose on an eye-catching perch, wings outstretched and beautifully lit with the sun shining through the feathers, Lee has composed this image superly against a slate-grey background, making for an photo that is very pleasing on the eye indeed. Congratulations!



Other notable images


Northern Lapwing, Pennington Marshes, Hampshire (Matthew Barfield).

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Dunlin, Normandy Marsh, Hampshire (Chris Rose).

Laughing Gull, Lodmoor RSPB, Dorset (John Wall).

Eurasian Spoonbill, North Warren RSPB, Suffolk (Jim Mountain).

Ring-necked Duck, Longham Lakes, Dorset (Jeremy Mcclements).

Eurasian Skylark, Newstead & Annesley CP, Nottinghamshire (Simon Richardson).

Eurasian Wren, Studley, Warwickshire (Clive Daelman).

Dipper, Cramond, Lothian (Andrew Dodd).

Eurasian Penduline Tit, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset & Bristol (Carl Bovis).

Lesser Redpoll, Grantham, Lincolnshire (Steve Nesbitt).

Written by: BirdGuides