Greater Blue-eared Starlings by Rachel Shock
Rachel Shock's startling capture of an adult and juvenile Greater Blue-eared Starling perched on a zebra's back might be about as far removed from early March in Britain as you could imagine, but there's little doubt that it makes for an impactful image. The balance of iridescent colour of the starlings and the wonderful pattern of the zebra's coat make for a memorable shot that brings a smile to the face. Congratulations to Rachel on her winning image!
Other notable images
Eurasian Spoonbill, Pennington Marshes, Hampshire (Jeremy Mcclements).
Common Goldeneye, Killingworth, Northumberland (Alan Jack).
Great Northern Diver, Rosscarbery, Cork (Richard Mills).
Glossy Ibis, Stanpit Marsh, Dorset (Jeremy Mcclements).
Eurasian Curlew, Durham, Durham (Bob Howe).
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Iceland Gull, Sligo, Sligo (Rik Addison).
Common Kestrel, Lincoln, Lincolnshire (Dean Eades).
Common Kingfisher, Worcester, Worcestershire (Clive Daelman).
Black Redstart, Benacre, Suffolk (Jake Gearty).
Shore Lark, Leysdown-on-Sea, Sheppey, Kent (Mark Leitch).
Eurasian Penduline Tit, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset & Bristol (Stephanie Murphy).
Chaffinch, Greylake RSPB, Somerset & Bristol (Carl Bovis).