Knowledge Entry Contest: What Have You Witnessed At Your Feeder?




December 13, 2022



A Brown Creeper clings vertically to the side of tree bark.

| Brown Creeper by Stacey Headey |

For the seventh season in a row, Undertaking FeederWatch and our sponsor Wild Birds Limitless are rewarding registered FeederWatchers with the possibility to win prizes. This yr, Celestron is becoming a member of the enjoyable and providing one pair of binoculars to every information entry contest winner as nicely. After getting into hen counts (information) into the FeederWatch web site, contributors have the chance to share a narrative, reminiscence, or tip by clicking the “Enter to Win” button on the Rely Abstract web page. We randomly choose two winners per immediate. Our first Knowledge Entry contest immediate this season was:

Frequently watching your feeder space offers you a better likelihood at witnessing an unimaginable occasion! Inform us a couple of memorable second that occurred close to or at your feeders.

Congratulations to our winners, Lisa Meacham and Debi Blankenship!

Lisa shared:

I used to be thrilled to see a Brown Creeper on the newest Undertaking FeederWatch rely interval. It’s solely the third time I’ve ever seen one in my yard and the primary time since 2012. It hitched its means up my oak bushes in its attribute style, and it returned a number of occasions all through the day. What a deal with!

Whereas they principally eat bugs, Brown Creepers could go to feeder setups providing suet, peanut hearts, hulled sunflower seeds, and extra. You might even see them zigzagging upwards on giant, outdated tree trunks, foraging for meals. Questioning what meals will appeal to what birds to your yard? Try Undertaking FeederWatch’s Frequent Feeder Birds Interactive to discover species’ meals preferences, feeder kind preferences, and extra.

Debi shared:

Final yr we had so many woodpeckers feeding their infants outdoors our window, and I used to be so excited to see three Pileated Woodpeckers again once more! The mother and father have fed their infants often the previous three years, and the infants return now, together with the mother and father. Now I’m ready for the Purple-headed Woodpeckers to return too!

When you’ve got lifeless or dying bushes in your property, take into account leaving them or leaving tall stumps whether it is protected to take action. Lifeless snags typically host a plethora of insect life, and will appeal to Pileated Woodpeckers (in addition to different cavity-nesting birds) as a spot to forage for bugs or excavate and construct their nests within the softening wooden. You may also appeal to birds to nest by putting in a nest field. Go to Cornell’s NestWatch web site to obtain free nest field development plans.

Due to everybody who participated and shared their tales – we want we may share all your submissions! Learn the tales from previous winners on our weblog. E mail feederwatch@cornell.edu with questions. Keep tuned for once we announce our subsequent information entry contest winners on January tenth, 2023.

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