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FeatherFest Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner Announced

FeatherFest Photo Contest

"Sitting Pretty" Wins Grand Prize

Last Updated: April 15, 2020 by Lee Roane | Events, Birding


As you may have noticed, birds don’t seem to care about the coronavirus.  The island’s year-round residents are still hanging on the beach and looking for lunch in the wetlands.  Our migratory friends in South America are prepping for their Spring flight across the Gulf of Mexico.  Normally, this would mean it’s time for FeatherFest!

Unfortunately, FeatherFest was cancelled, however, their photo contest went on as planned.  I just received word from the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council that “Sitting Pretty”, a photo of Orchard Oriole by Anthony Louviere is the Grand Prize Winner.

I’m pleased to present all the winners. They might even put a smile on your face.

Orchard Oriole by Anthony Louviere

Sitting Pretty

This Orchard Oriole photo was taken by Anthony Louviere on Galveston Island.

Long-billed Curlew by Gary Seloff

Partial Coverage

This Long-billed Curlew photo was taken by Gary Seloff on Bolivar Flats.

Lafitte’s Petite

This Indigo Bunting photo was taken by Barry Hatch at Lafitte’s Cove.

Pelican Portrait

This Brown Pelican photo was taken by Scott Meyer at the Mosquito Fleet Docks in Galveston.

Singing Catbird

This Gray Catbird photo was taken by Anthony Louviere in Galveston.  It won second place, week three.

Red-winged Black Bird by Rose Pool

Holding Tight

This Red-winged Blackbird photo was taken by Rose Pool at the Anahuac Wildlife Refuge.  It won third place, week three.

Forster's Tern by Deborah Repasz

First Date

This Foster’s Tern photo was taken by Deborah Repasz at the Texas City Dike.  It won Honorable Mention, week three.

Reddish Egret by Carlos Guzman

I Spy with My Little Eye

This Reddish Egret (White Morph) photo was taken by Carlos Guzman at the East End Lagoon Nature Preserve. It won first place, week two.

Mississippi Kite by Lynne Hughes

Lunch is Delivered

This Mississippi Kite photo was taken by Lynne Hughes in Sante Fe, Texas. It won second place, week two.


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Cattle Egret by Deborah Repasz

We are Family

This Cattle Egret photo was taken by Deborah Repasz at Resoft Park in Alvin, Texas. It won third place, week two.

Blue-winged Teal by Gary Seloff

Flyby

This Blue-winged Teal photo was taken by Gary Seloff at Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. It won honorable mention, week two.

Green Heron by Lynne Hughes

Looking Sharp

This little Green Heron photo was taken by Lynne Hughes on Galveston Island. It won first place, week one.


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Great Egret by Gary Seloff

Feather Duster

This Great Egret photo was taken by Gary Seloff at Horsepen Bayou in Harris County. It won second place, week one.

Taking a Drink

This Red-tailed Hawk photo was taken by Sandra Kroeger at the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge. It won third place, week one.

Magnolia Warbler by Barry Hatch

Magnolia Raindrop

This Magnolia Warbler photo was taken by Barry Hatch at the Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. It won honorable mention, week one.

I hope those photos helped brighten your day. Check back next Wednesday for the week two winners.

Lee Roane

Lee Roane has worked on the Galveston.com website since 1994. He is interested in history and birding but will write about anything if he thinks it will help someone enjoy the island.

Lee Roane
2020-04-15T13:11:06-05:00

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