I just did the random drawing for the winner for the Birdchick Photo Contest: Congratulations to Linda Munson, you win the $250 gift certificate form Eagle Optics (they will mail it to you). Linda submitted several photos and one of my favorites was this shot of a great horned owl that took over an osprey nest in Florida:
Thank you to everyone who entered. If your photo appears in the book, you will receive a free copy when it's released in 2013 and a photo credit.
Several people emailed in and very generously offered their photos and didn't want the gift certificate. If anyone else would like to submit photos, please feel free--I especially need photos of African and Australian species but I'm always on the look out of cool bird behavior from any wild species.
Thank you again for everyone's participation, there were some fantastic submissions and I'm excited and honored that you shared them with me and they will make this birding primer book very special.