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Information Entry Contest: What’s Your Favourite Feeder Fowl? 

January 10, 2023

| Black-capped Chickadee by Candace Trost |

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 knowledge entry contest winner as effectively. After coming into chook counts (knowledge) into the FeederWatch web site, individuals have the chance to share a narrative, reminiscence, or tip by clicking the “Enter to Win” button on the Depend Abstract web page. We randomly choose two winners per immediate. Our second Information Entry contest immediate this season was:

What’s your favourite chook to see at your feeders? Do you wait all season for a glimpse of it, or does it come every single day? Share with us what makes that species so particular to see at your feeders!

Congratulations to our winners, Kristi Bathgate and Therese Walsh!

Kristi shared:

I get pleasure from when Black-capped Chickadees go to my feeders. Their petite dimension and coloring make them cute. And I’m fascinated by their one-seed-at-a-time feeding methodology. They seize a seed, fly to a close-by lilac tree, maintain a seed with their foot, and peck to open. As soon as, a chickadee dropped the seed, flew to the bottom, discovered it, and went again up within the tree to complete opening and consuming it.

Black-capped Chickadees are one of the vital widespread feeder birds and the simplest to draw to feeders, as they get pleasure from a range of meals and are typically fairly curious. They are going to typically cover meals to save lots of for later and cache seeds in a number of totally different spots; Black-capped Chickadees can bear in mind hundreds of hiding locations. Take a look at Cornell’s All About Birds to discover “cool info,” life histories, identification assist, and extra about Black-capped Chickadees and different chook species.

Therese shared:

The chook I most sit up for seeing within the winter months is the Purple-bellied Woodpecker. We’re charmed by their duck-and-weave neck actions, their deep-throated name, and the truth that they bow to nobody on the feeder; even the Blue Jays hightail it out of there when the Purple-bellied Woodpeckers arrive. They adore peanuts within the winter, and oranges within the hotter months.

Purple-bellied Woodpeckers could come to feeder setups inside their jap U.S. vary that supply peanuts, fruit, safflower, suet, cracked corn, mealworms, and extra. They’ve additionally been identified to feed on berry bushes equivalent to hawthorn or mountain-ash. Discover out extra about what Purple-bellied Woodpeckers and different chook species wish to eat through the use of Undertaking FeederWatch’s Frequent Feeder Birds Interactive device.

Because of everybody who participated and shared their tales – we want we might 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 knowledge entry contest winners on February 14th, 2023.

Concerned with changing into a FeederWatcher? Be part of the enjoyable now!

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