The winners of the competition will be announced on 1 September 2021. In the meantime, you can see the full lineup of finalists at birdpoty.com/news/bpoty2021-finalists
1. American oystercatchers by James Wilcox This shot, taken at Lido Beach in New York, shows a pair of oystercatchers out for a morning forage. The chick is still heavily reliant on its parents for food as its beak hasn’t developed the strength to open the shells of molluscs and crustaceans.
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