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Photographers around the world have been documenting birds during this busy time of year migrating, building, defending and hatching.

Our feathered friends are also in the news this month, with International Migratory Bird Day on May 14, and a movie based on a popular bird game, Angry Birds, opening next week.

A squacco heron fishes near Pusztaszer, some 140 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary, April 26.

A flock of snow geese, estimated to be around 50,000 strong, takes off from the Middle Creek Reservoir near Kleinfeltersville, PA, March 8.

A Pelcian feeds its young at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, March 16.

An egret perches on the branch of a tree on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in the Panbazar area of Guwahati, India on May 4.

A hoopoe leaps out of its nest near Budapest, Hungary, April 27.

Two eaglets watch a bald eagle fly from their nest over the Raccoon River on April 18, at Grays Lake Park in Des Moines, Iowa.

A Sandhill Crane walks across a golfing green with chicks at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 17, in Orlando, Florida.

A Cape Gannet arrives on an island that is accessible by land using a breakwater in Lamberts Bay, South Africa, May 1.

A swan floats on lake Weissensee near Fuessen, southern Germany on April 5.

A grey heron fishes near Pusztaszer, some 140 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary, April 26.

Two storks bring nesting material to their nest on April 8 in Biebesheim am Rhein, western Germany.

A Tri-colored Heron hatchling opens his mouth at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida on April 21.

Pelicans fly above the southern Israeli city of Netivot, April 11.

A duckling huddles under its mothers feathers in the Boston Public Garden on April 26.

A grey egret preens near Pusztaszer, Hungary on April 27.

An adult Wood Stork tends to a hatchling at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida on April 21.

Two Great White Egrets (Egretta alba) in the Hortobagy National Park, Hungary, April 17.

Male prairie chickens square off for dominance in the lek near Wynot, Neb.

A lek is an arena where some species of birds gather to pick a mate for breeding.

Canada Geese fight for territory on the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 14.

Bar-tailed Godwits arrive in Spencer Gulf in South Australia.

An egret protects its eggs on a tree on the banks of river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India, May 6.

A trio of week-old Cygnets swim in Bush Pond in Norfolk, Mass., May 13.

Pigeons fly in front of the Eiffel Tower at sunrise in Paris on April 3.

A goose tends to its chicks as they cross a sidewalk near a pond in Salina, Kansas. April 20.

A Tri-colored Heron hatchling opens his mouth at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida on April 21.

A white stork brings branches to its nest situated on a cell phone tower near Don Benito, Spain, April 13.

A swan hunts for food in the lagoon at the Public Garden in Boston.