Feeding Birds

November 2014

Slideshow November 26, 2014

BirdSpotter Highlights: Beautiful Feeder Birds

For the past few years, Project FeederWatch has run its BirdSpotter Photo Contest. Each week people submit photos from the category we announce. This year the photo contest is sponsored by Vanguard, a manufacturer of spotting scopes, binoculars, and more, and 2 weekly winner’s will receive great prizes and be entered to win a grand, second, or third place prize package.

Not a photographer? You can still participate in BirdSpotter. Head over to http://feederwatch.org/birdspotter and vote for your favorite submissions.

Since this month we’re taking a look at feeding birds, here are some great photos submitted to BirdSpotter of birds at feeders.

  • Feeders come in many varieties.  Gary Mueller crafted this feeder out of Lego - the White-breasted Nuthatch seems to enjoy it!

    Feeders come in many varieties. Gary Mueller crafted this feeder out of Lego – the White-breasted Nuthatch seems to enjoy it!

  • A Clark's Nutcracker enjoys a peanut from this hanging wire feeder. Photo by Pam Garcia.

    A Clark’s Nutcracker enjoys a peanut from this hanging wire feeder. Photo by Pam Garcia.

  • These Hairy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers appear to be mirroring each other on a suet feeder.  Photo by Gary Mueller

    These Hairy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers appear to be mirroring each other on a suet feeder. Photo by Gary Mueller

  • A Steller's Jay checks out a wire peanut feeder. Photo by Pam Garcia.

    A Steller’s Jay checks out a wire peanut feeder. Photo by Pam Garcia.

  • Ruby-throated hummingbird slove hummingbird feeders filled with sugar water.  Photo by Diane Marshman.

    Ruby-throated hummingbird slove hummingbird feeders filled with sugar water. Photo by Diane Marshman.

  • Two Eastern Bluebirds swing atop a suet feeder. Photo by Jeanne Creech

    Two Eastern Bluebirds swing atop a suet feeder. Photo by Jeanne Creech

  • A Gray Catbird enjoys a pretty glass feeder.  Photo by Gary Mueller.

    A Gray Catbird enjoys a pretty glass feeder. Photo by Gary Mueller.

  • Melissa Penta caught this truly diverse moment at her feeders.  From left to right: Indigo Bunting, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, and Baltimore Oriole

    Melissa Penta caught this truly diverse moment at her feeders. From left to right: Indigo Bunting, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, and Baltimore Oriole

  • A White-breasted Nuthatch steals some seed from the feeder of Tami Lax.

    A White-breasted Nuthatch steals some seed from the feeder of Tami Lax.

BirdSpotter Contest Still Running!

It’s not too late to take part in Project FeederWatch’s BirdSpotter Photo Contest sponsored by Vanguard! Submit your photos today!

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5 Comments

  1. Cherry Titus says:

    What does one do to “officially” declare property as a “bird sanctuary”? We built our home thirteen years ago. We have four bird boxes and several feeds on the property. We feed bluebirds year round and take part in the count each year. We would like to take the necessary steps to officially declare to our community that our property is a bird sanctuary. Please advise…thank you!

    • Liz White says:

      Be careful with that…next thing you know the government will come in and do imminent domain so that they can ‘manage’ it and then they will tell you they have to remove your house because it’s not conducive to a ‘bird sanctuary’.

  2. jan 19 2015 I just saw 5 male bluebirds and I female at a bird feeder in Guilford Ct. they were beautiful. Did not get a picture.So sorry.

  3. just saw 6 bluebirds at bird feeder . Guilford Ct,

  4. Jean Parrott says:

    Saw male Baltimore Oriel @ Roanoak tree-Penticton, BC, Canada

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