Information Entry Contest: How do you FeederWatch?


January 11, 2022

Small, drab yellow finch perched on pine branch.

| American Goldfinch by Bob Vuxinic |

For the sixth season in a row, Mission FeederWatch and our sponsor Wild Birds Limitless are rewarding registered FeederWatchers with the prospect to win prizes. After getting into chicken 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 Depend Abstract web page. This 12 months, we’re randomly deciding on two winners per immediate. Our second Information Entry contest immediate was:

Do you FeederWatch with somebody particular, or do you get pleasure from watching in quiet solitude? Whether or not it’s with a household member, a pet, or your favourite espresso mug, inform us the way you wish to FeederWatch!

Congratulations to our winners, Shirley Werner and Lana Soosar!

Shirley shared:

My husband FeederWatches whereas Zooming throughout these pandemic occasions. It’s refreshing watching the birds zoom in to the feeder in actual life in addition to simply Zooming on the pc display. When he has the pc positioned in order that his colleagues can see out the window, they typically touch upon his stunning woodsy backyard background and luxuriate in seeing the birds come and go. He has found quite a lot of fellow chicken fanatics amongst his colleagues, which supplies a cheerful matter of dialog.

Mission FeederWatch might be a good way to attach with family and friends. We’ve heard from some contributors that FeederWatching has even supplied them elevated leisure and stress reduction. When you have individuals in your life that you simply suppose would profit from collaborating, you could be focused on benefiting from our choice to present a membership.

Lara additionally likes to FeederWatch with somebody particular:

My husband, John, is an early riser. He’s typically up having fun with a morning cup of espresso at 6:00AM. We each are avid chicken watchers however he will get a head begin, then calls me to hitch him on the window to observe as a flock of birds start to reach in our yard. It’s the towering white birch timber that entice our birds not feeders. Each American Goldfinches and Black-capped Chickadees like to feed on the plentiful seeds that cling from their branches through the fall and winter months. American Robins are available late winter/early spring to feast on berries produced by the quite a few juniper timber behind the backyard. In fact, the birds don’t linger within the space like they do with a feeder within the yard. You by no means know simply once they’ll return. All of a sudden they’re again! What enjoyable to have somebody particular to share it with.

Planting native vegetation and shrubs is a good way to draw birds to your yard. Not solely do these vegetation present seeds, berries, and fruits for birds to snack on, however they’ll foster native insect populations, that are vital for birds through the breeding season. To be taught extra about creating habitat for birds, be at liberty to go to our web page on landscaping for birds, or, go to the NestWatch web site to get extra info on the right way to panorama for nesting birds particularly.

Because of everybody who participated and shared their tales – we want we may share all of them! We are going to choose two winners every month by way of April 2022. Take a look at the competition web page after you submit your depend on to view the following story immediate, and keep tuned for the announcement of our subsequent winners on Tuesday, February 15, 2022! Utilizing the app? You possibly can entry the Depend Abstract web page which accommodates the hyperlink to the competition by signing in to our web site, modifying a depend, after which re-submitting it. E mail with questions.

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