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2009 Wild Bird Photo Contest underway

The 2009 Oregon Outdoors Wild Bird Photo Contest is under way.

As of press time Wednesday, 30 photos had been uploaded to our contest Web site at www.mailtribune.com/birdcontest.

For details on how to enter, see the ad on page 4B of this section.

Grand prize is a Vortex Nomad 20-60x60 (angled) spotting scope from Wild Birds Unlimited. First prize is an Olympus Stylus 1050sw waterproof digital camera from Total Camera and Video. Second prize is a $100 gift certificate from Wild Birds Unlimited.

The deadline for entries is 4 p.m. Dec. 11. Online voting runs from Dec. 11-18. Winners will be published in Oregon Outdoors on Dec. 24.

Greg Badger of Medford was the first person to enter this year's Oregon Outdoors Wild Bird Photo Contest. Badger snapped this photo of a Great Blue Heron while sitting in his kayak at Emigrant Lake. - Greg Badger