"It was our first heavy snowfall of the year when a flock of pine grosbeaks swarmed our mountain ash tree," writes Patrick Welch of Valdez, Alaska. "They loved eating the berries from the trees. Luckily, I had my camera handy to shoot some photos.
Cassowary and chick. The cassowaries are ratites in the genus Casuarius native to the tropical forests of New Guinea, nearby islands, and northeastern Australia. An adult cassowary can stand up to metres tall.