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23 Of The Worst Photos Of Birds

The Audubon Society's California chapter wanted to see what your #worstbirdpic and, boy, did Twitter deliver.

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1. Here's the blurry fella that kicked things off:

@TheIneptBirder @AudubonCA Can we make this happen? #WorstBirdPic (a magnificent varied thrush)

Amateurnithologist@AmOrnithologistFollow

@TheIneptBirder @AudubonCA Can we make this happen? #WorstBirdPic (a magnificent varied thrush)

12:56 AM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2. The mood lighting really enhances the birdiness:

digiscoped Rustic bunting with accidental flash! @AmOrnithologist @AudubonCA @TheIneptBirder #WorstBirdPic

Dan Wenny@dandroicaFollow

digiscoped Rustic bunting with accidental flash! @AmOrnithologist @AudubonCA @TheIneptBirder #WorstBirdPic

10:54 AM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. An action shot:

No wait, this one. #WorstBirdPic I swear it's a burrowing owl

Amateurnithologist@AmOrnithologistFollow

No wait, this one. #WorstBirdPic I swear it's a burrowing owl

1:02 AM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. A snapshot into domesticity:

I have so many of these. This is from a series entitled "Theropod Moon". #WorstBirdPic

Lisa Buckley@ShamanSciencesFollow

I have so many of these. This is from a series entitled "Theropod Moon". #WorstBirdPic

12:18 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. Alright, but finding an owl in the daylight is pretty impressive, regardless of photo quality:

Here's mine. #WorstBirdPic Great Horned Owl.

Janet K C @jkricketcFollow

Here's mine. #WorstBirdPic Great Horned Owl.

1:37 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

6. Pretty good foliage pic, though:

#WorstBirdPic California Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica) #skreet #BirdsMatter

saunie @saunieindiegoFollow

#WorstBirdPic California Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica) #skreet #BirdsMatter

4:02 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. A head-scratcher of an art piece:

MT @AudubonCA: bad bird photo? Share at #WorstBirdPic #birds #birding Cooper's Hawk in backyard thru window screen

Chris S.@bruisermomFollow

MT @AudubonCA: bad bird photo? Share at #WorstBirdPic #birds #birding Cooper's Hawk in backyard thru window screen

3:02 AM - 01 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. Thrilling things are afoot:

RT @AudubonCA: bad bird photo? Share at #WorstBirdPic #birds #birding — Red-Breasted Merganser

Chuq Von Rospach@chuqFollow

RT @AudubonCA: bad bird photo? Share at #WorstBirdPic #birds #birding — Red-Breasted Merganser

10:37 AM - 01 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

9. This one just mostly makes you question what ~perspective~ really is:

@AudubonCA blurry Prothonotary Warbler anyone? #WorstBirdPic

Atlanta Audubon@AtlantaGAudubonFollow

@AudubonCA blurry Prothonotary Warbler anyone? #WorstBirdPic

11:47 AM - 01 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. Just a sea of beige to dive into here:

@AudubonCA or maybe it's this blurry Marsh Wren #WorstBirdPic

Trill deGrasse Tyson@JasonWardNYFollow

@AudubonCA or maybe it's this blurry Marsh Wren #WorstBirdPic

11:43 AM - 01 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. Hate to say goodbye, love to watch her leave (???):

.@AudubonCA @TheIneptBirder I have a lot of #WorstBirdPic candidates, but this pelican @YellowstoneNPS is a favorite.

Cathy Bell@CathyMBellFollow

.@AudubonCA @TheIneptBirder I have a lot of #WorstBirdPic candidates, but this pelican @YellowstoneNPS is a favorite.

12:37 PM - 01 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. There's some drama hidden here:

But I have so many of these #WorstBirdPic Let's just call this one 'mystery bird' @TheIneptBirder @AudubonCA

Amanda *$@StarbuckFollow

But I have so many of these #WorstBirdPic Let's just call this one 'mystery bird' @TheIneptBirder @AudubonCA

10:38 PM - 01 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. Perhaps this fella just needed some privacy:

Oh #WorstBirdPic is a hashtag? Oh man! Here's a cedar waxwing from this fall: #birds #birdbutt

G@gpike_Follow

Oh #WorstBirdPic is a hashtag? Oh man! Here's a cedar waxwing from this fall: #birds #birdbutt

4:01 PM - 02 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. Peek-a-who?:

Here's my lousy shot of a Great Spotted Woodpecker in the #ForestofDean UK, #WorstBirdPic #birding #nature

Yvonne @nerd4birdsFollow

Here's my lousy shot of a Great Spotted Woodpecker in the #ForestofDean UK, #WorstBirdPic #birding #nature

1:41 PM - 02 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. Every body is beautiful:

Sharing my #WorstBirdPic from trip to Antipodes Islands. Pipits don't stop moving. (CC @AudubonCA @NZScienceLearn)

Kimi@kimi_collinsFollow

Sharing my #WorstBirdPic from trip to Antipodes Islands. Pipits don't stop moving. (CC @AudubonCA @NZScienceLearn)

5:22 PM - 06 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. Some scenery, to give you a better sense of what birds have to deal with:

#WorstBirdPic I call this one "Smeary Mostly-Juncos in Snow"

Nightjar UrsulaV@UrsulaVFollow

#WorstBirdPic I call this one "Smeary Mostly-Juncos in Snow"

4:59 PM - 02 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

17. This pic illustrates the supreme bravery of birds:

18. A very important bird is here, which is exciting!:

#WorstBirdPic There is a Bald Eagle in this field. Trust me. He flew right in front of us and landed in the field.

Goldengal31@Goldengal301Follow

#WorstBirdPic There is a Bald Eagle in this field. Trust me. He flew right in front of us and landed in the field.

6:46 PM - 05 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

19. Some birds just can't stand still due to their awesomeness:

Green Jay got no time for me #WorstBirdPic

20. Great things come in small, blurry packages:

@TheIneptBirder @AudubonCA The best shot I got of the bird is almost as bad. But hey, field marks! #WorstBirdPic

Teresa@jocundissimaFollow

@TheIneptBirder @AudubonCA The best shot I got of the bird is almost as bad. But hey, field marks! #WorstBirdPic

8:58 AM - 06 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. SURPRISE, IT'S A BIRD:

#WorstBirdPic Long-eared Owl . Friend said, "It looked like you put a Muppet up there." One of my better efforts

Weezette@WeezetteFollow

#WorstBirdPic Long-eared Owl . Friend said, "It looked like you put a Muppet up there." One of my better efforts

1:42 AM - 06 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

22. It's like if a bird was a shadow ghost:

#WorstBirdPic here's an awful picture of a Steller's Jay in Golden Gate Park cc: @AudubonCA

Nicolas Gonzalez@NicoSGonzalezFollow

#WorstBirdPic here's an awful picture of a Steller's Jay in Golden Gate Park cc: @AudubonCA

1:16 AM - 06 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

23. Sure:

@AudubonCA an NYC wood duck for #WorstBirdPic

Alexander@alexbolestaFollow

@AudubonCA an NYC wood duck for #WorstBirdPic

9:27 PM - 05 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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