Here are three lovely photos sent in by readers. The first is by Robert, who sent a photo of a snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) along with a note:
This photo, at great distance, was taken at Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett [a park that was formerly an airport] by NY’s Jamaica Bay. That’s One World Trade Center rising in the distance, maybe 10 miles away.
From reader Stephen Barnard, we get a song sparrow (Melospiza melodia) on the wing, and a beautiful winter landscape (click all photos to enlarge):