December 28, 2018
| Downy Woodpeckers by Mike Sweets |
Congratulations to our third BirdSpotter People’s Choice winner, Mike Sweets, of Lakeland, FL, for this artfully framed photo of Downy Woodpeckers exchanging a piece of peanut butter! Mike says:
I purchased a log style feeder from Wild Birds Unlimited and filled it with my homemade peanut butter suet. It did not take long for the birds to find it. The Downy [Woodpeckers] seem to like it more than any of my backyard birds. This family pair came back many times to share in the peanut butter feast.
Submissions are open for the current BirdSpotter category Birds in Flight. Submit your photo of a bird in flight by midnight on Thursday, January 3, 2019 for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Friday and Saturday, January 11 and 12. 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.