Potpourri: BirdSpotter Individuals’s Selection Winner
| Jap Bluebird by Mary Santangelo|
Our eighth and last BirdSpotter class gallery was a mixing pot, exhibiting every kind of hen species. “Potpourri” was created to be a class that anybody might enter. Congratulations to our BirdSpotter Individuals’s Selection winner for Class 8, Mary Santangelo of Effingham, IL! Mary’s knowledgeable timing, and quick shutter velocity, helped her get this unbelievable shot of an Jap Bluebird’s wings outstretched.
Jap Bluebirds are a crowd favourite. They eat largely bugs and berries, and typically seeds, so that you’ll in all probability have one of the best luck attracting them (or different bluebird species, relying in your location) with mealworms and by planting native berry-producing shrubs. Do you might have entry to large open meadows or fields? Attempt putting in a nest field to draw a pair! (Remember to respect others’ personal property.) Our sister mission, NestWatch, gives all you could know to arrange a nest construction for these birds, together with a development plan for constructing your individual field, and useful suggestions, like right placement, and correct habitat.
Submissions at the moment are closed for BirdSpotter’s 2019-2020 contest interval. The Grand Prize contest will start on Saturday, February 29. Go to our BirdSpotter homepage to vote for one of many 16 winners this yr to win extra-fabulous prizes from the Cornell Lab and our sponsor, Wild Birds Limitless! Discover out extra concerning the BirdSpotter contest.
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