December 30, 2016
Congratulations to Mark Landis of Girard, PA, our latest BirdSpotter People’s Choice Award winner. His photo of a fledgling American Robin stole everyone’s hearts. Although adult American Robins have classic “red” breasts, youngsters have speckles all over their chests. These dark speckles help young robins hide from predators. You can attract American Robins to your yard with fruits, such as the blackberries in this photo, but you don’t have to offer anything more than habitat for robins – they will find food in the leaves and lawn if you don’t want to provide extra food.
Monday, January 2, is the first day to submit a photo to the next BirdSpotter photo category, Sweet for Suet. Show us your suet-eating friends. 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.