Wildlife Wednesday: In flight

For this week, we’d like to highlight all the excellent photos captured by the many birding photographers within our community. From soaring eagles to speedy hummingbirds, this selection freezes those fleeting moments of graceful flight.

Eagle Soars

“A Bald Eagle banks through turn at Tuckahoe-Corbin City WMA in NJ.” – Larry Hennessy

Cooper's Hawk on the hunt!!!

“It was circling above on a regular basis.. sending all the wildlife below ( birds, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks into hiding…” – fruitcrow

Mr & Mrs

“A pair of Brown Pelicans gliding on their broad wings, surfing updrafts along wave faces in the Gulf of Mexico.” – J Labrador

Tern with fish

Forsythe NWR, Oceanville, New Jersey.

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“The sun peeks over the fence illuminating a Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding on Red Salvia.” – Dan Ripplinger

Gray Jay in flight

“Taken on Cypress Mountain, BC, Canada, on October 5 2014.”
“I had a great day of birding on Cypress on the fifth. Not only were there lots of birds including my lifer Northern Pygmy-Owl, there were also lots of birders up there, some which I knew and some which I didn’t know, and it was great talking to everybody while waiting a few hours for the owl to show up!” – lironsnaturephotography.com

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo : Back flaps on full ! ! !

This photo selection is inspired by the Birds of the world group.

To join this series, tweet @flickr with your favorite wildlife photos, and include the hashtag #WildlifeWednesday. And if you’d rather not tweet, simply include the same hashtag in your Flickr photo title, or tag it with WildlifeWednesday.

We look forward to seeing your contributions and featuring a new selection of your photo submissions every Wednesday here on our blog.

Previously featured for this series: Wildlife Wednesday: Whales