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.

By Leanne Burden Seidel

A squacco heron fishes near Pusztaszer, some 140 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary, April 26.
(Attila Kovacs/EPA)