December 29, 2017
House Finches may be common, but they are also beautiful, especially in numbers! Congratulations to the BirdSpotter People’s Choice winner Stephen & Judy Shelasky of Longmeadow, MA. They captured the essence of the category perfectly with their photo of a common event that is also very beautiful – a flock of House Finches at a feeder.
Stephen and Judy, who have been FeederWatchers for many seasons, wrote about their photo: “Some people may consider House Finches boring, but not us! From time to time we have visits from 3 or 4 at one time. This particular morning a few days ago, we had 8 stop by at our raised feeder for a bite, or several, to eat. It was the most we have seen at any one time on the feeder.”
Platform feeders such as the one in the photo are a great way to draw a diversity of birds to your yard. Cardinals, sparrows, finches, jays… they will all enjoy a snack from a platform feeder.
Monday, January 1, is the first day to submit a photo to the BirdSpotter category Birds in Flight. 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.