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The winners of the fourth week of the annual FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest have been announced. The contest is held in the weeks leading up to Galveston’s annual spring birding and nature photography festival, which is April 15-18.

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The winners of the third week of the FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest have been announced. The contest is held in the weeks leading up to Galveston’s annual spring birding and nature photography festival, which is April 15-18.

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Entries continue to be accepted for the FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest, held in the weeks leading up to Galveston’s annual spring birding and nature photography festival, which this year is April 15-18.

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Entries continue to be accepted for the FeatherFest PhotoFest Contest, held in the weeks leading up to Galveston’s annual spring birding and nature photography festival, which this year is April 15-18.

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