December 7, 2018
| Pine Warbler by Norman Soskel |
For the third season in a row, Cornell Lab and our sponsor Wild Birds Unlimited are rewarding registered FeederWatchers with BirdSpotter prizes. After entering bird counts (aka data) into the FeederWatch website, participants have the opportunity to share a story, memory, or tip. Our first Data Entry contest prompt was:
Do you FeederWatch with someone special, or do you enjoy watching in quiet solitude? Whether it’s with a family member, a pet, or your favorite coffee mug, tell us how you like to FeederWatch!
Congratulations to our randomly selected winner, Norman Soskel! Norman and his wife have been photographing birds for a long time, and he says they have recently begun participating in Project FeederWatch and eBird, another Cornell Lab project. Norman writes:
Having amassed over 200,000 photographs, looking back over 65 years, many of them include bird photographs. Recently the intensity of bird watching has increased along with joining the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society whose field trips greatly improve our bird identification capabilities. One of my passions is printing close up images of birds using one of my large format printers and converting some of them into other art forms, e.g. woodblock prints, serigraphs and etchings.
We asked Norman to share some of these art pieces with us, and are pleased to share the following photos:
Thanks to everyone who participated and shared their stories! Participants can still submit their story to our latest prompt. Enter to win on the Count Summary page after you submit your next FeederWatch count data. Interested in becoming a FeederWatcher? Join the fun and you could win great prizes!