Irruptive Species

December 2014

Slideshow December 29, 2014

Irruptives Seen By You! Participant Photo Slideshow

Project FeederWatch participants take beautiful photos! Here are some highlights of the four irruptive species we’ve been exploring all month. Some were submitted to Project FeederWatch’s Participant Photos while others come from the BirdSpotter Photo Contest for a chance to win great prizes provided by Vanguard.

  • This Common Redpoll is performing some snowy acrobatics. Photo by Gail Murton.

    This Common Redpoll is performing some snowy acrobatics. Photo by Gail Murton.

  • This Common Redpoll was photographed  up in Anchorage, AK by Gary Rasmussen.

    This Common Redpoll was photographed up in Anchorage, AK by Gary Rasmussen.

  • This female Common Redpoll was photographed by Bruce Gates of Dowling, Ontario.

    This female Common Redpoll was photographed by Bruce Gates of Dowling, Ontario.

  • Monika Wood of Painted Post, NY had this group of Common Redpolls at her feeders.

    Monika Wood of Painted Post, NY had this group of Common Redpolls at her feeders.

  • These Evening Grosbeaks were enjoying some time at a local watering hole provided by Lesley Ann Earle in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

    These Evening Grosbeaks were enjoying some time at a local watering hole provided by Lesley Ann Earle in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

  • Gail Murton of Finland, Minnesota, creates ice globes by filling a balloon with water and allowing to freeze. She then turns them into creative bird feeders. This Pine Siskin seems to like it!

    Gail Murton of Finland, Minnesota, creates ice globes by filling a balloon with water and allowing to freeze. She then turns them into creative bird feeders. This Pine Siskin seems to like it!

  • This handsome Pine Sisking visited the feeders of Bob Vuxinic of Crossville, Tennessee.

    This handsome Pine Sisking visited the feeders of Bob Vuxinic of Crossville, Tennessee.

  • James Funk captured a feeder squabble between these two Pine Siskins in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

    James Funk captured a feeder squabble between these two Pine Siskins in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.

  • Get Low! This Red-breasted Nuthatch scooping up peanuts was photographed by Bruce Gates in Sudbury, Ontario.

    Get Low! This Red-breasted Nuthatch scooping up peanuts was photographed by Bruce Gates in Sudbury, Ontario.

  • Burney Huff of Lakewood, Washington caught this Red-breasted Nuthatch family feeding time.

    Burney Huff of Lakewood, Washington caught this Red-breasted Nuthatch family feeding time.

  • This Red-breasted Nuthatch was ready for her close-up. Photo by Mary Gulasey of Sterling Heights, Michigan.

    This Red-breasted Nuthatch was ready for her close-up. Photo by Mary Gulasey of Sterling Heights, Michigan.

  • This Red-breasted Nuthatch is staring down the paparazzi! Photo by Bruce Gates of Ontario.

    This Red-breasted Nuthatch is staring down the paparazzi! Photo by Bruce Gates of Ontario.

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!

This Month’s Articles

Irruptives Seen By You! Participant Photo Slideshow

Slideshow

Find The (Irruptive) Flock

From Our Data December 18, 2014

The Patterns of Irruption

Take a Look December 10, 2014

What is an Irruptive Species?

Slideshow December 3, 2014

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