BPY 40: the BB Bird Photograph of the Year competition 2016

And the winners of the British Birds Bird Photograph of the Year 2016 competition are:

Bird Photograph of the Year 2016 Barn Owl Tyto alba and Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus, Guernsey, Channel Islands, September 2015. (Canon EOS 7D Mk 2, Canon 500 mm f4 Mk 2; 1/2000, f5.6, ISO 1600.) Tony Loaring

Second Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire, November 2015. (Canon EOS 7D Mk 2, Canon 300 mm f2.8 Mk 2 + Canon 1.4 Mk 3 convertor; 1/4000, f4, ISO 400.) Graham Catley

Third Common Raven Corvus corax, Glen Coe, Scotland, November 2015. (Canon EOS 5D Mk 2, Canon 24–105 mm zoom @ 90 mm; 1/500, f6.3, ISO 200.) Mark Hamblin
Fourth Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos, Mull, Argyll, February 2016. (Canon EOS 7D Mk 2, Canon 500 mm f4 + Canon 1.4 Mk 3 converter; 1/500, f5.6, ISO 1250.) Robert Snell Fifth Puffins Fratercula arctica, Farne Islands, Northumberland, June 2015. (Nikon D7100, Nikkor 300 mm f2.8 AF-S + Nikon 1.4 TC-14E convertor; 1/400, f8, ISO 400.) Helen Brassington

Sixth Little Owl Athene noctua, Lancashire, June 2015. (Canon EOS 1DX, Canon 16–35 mm f2.8 zoom @ 16 mm; 1/3200, f8, ISO 800.) Austin Thomas

Seventh= Common Starlings Sturnus vulgaris, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, January 2015. (Canon EOS 1DX, Canon 16–35 mm f2.8 Mk 2 zoom @ 23mm; 1/2, f11, ISO 800.) Oliver Smart

Seventh= Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola, between Akrotiri and Phasouri, Cyprus, March 2015. (Canon EOS 7D Mk 2, Canon 500 mm f4 + Canon 1.4 Mk 2 convertor; 1/2000, f8, ISO 400.) George Reszeter

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