January 27, 2017
Congratulations to David Brislance of Lusten, Minnesota, our latest BirdSpotter Judges’ Choice Award winner! David’s photo of a Dark-eyed Junco suspended in air was simply titled, “Grace.” While juncos don’t have the flashiest of plumage, this photo underscores the bird’s subtle beauty.
These “snowbirds” are one of the most common feeder birds across North America. A harbinger of winter, juncos flood down from Canada and the western mountains to grace the backyards and forests of much of the United States and southern Canada. Check out the FeederWatch list of Top 25 Feeder Birds and you will see the Dark-eyed Junco among the top three species for most regions, excluding the far north and south.
Monday, January 30, is the first day to submit a photo to the next BirdSpotter photo category: Birds of a Feather Stick Together. What birds enjoy company? Photographers can choose to a receive a free set of illustrated note cards just for participating (limit one card set per person, U.S. mailing addresses only). Biweekly People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice winners receive prizes from the Cornell Lab and our sponsor, Wild Birds Unlimited. Anyone can participate by entering a photo and voting for their favorites! Find out more about the BirdSpotter contest.