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Our talented readers have sent a number of photographs of birds in our world. The variety of color and sizes in birds is an everlasting source of fascination. Clockwise from upper left: Sharon Colon of Gloucester caught this hummingbird as it heads for the feeder; Diane Rubin snapped this photo of a red-headed woodpecker near Wicomico; Linda Tjossem sent photos of bluebirds recently hatched in a house on the path to her pier while a parent keeps watch nearby; and a house finch prepares for nesting; and Rita Anderson found an out-of-place gull which decided to eat from her feeder, a blue heron in motion, and finally not a bird, but a dragonfly in glorious detail.

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