Information Entry Contest: What’s Your Feeder Setup like?


March 15, 2023

A medium-sized woodpecker with a bright red nape and black and white back perches on a green platform feeder while stretching to grab a peanut with its bill.

|Pink-bellied Woodpecker by Bob Vuxinic |

For the seventh season in a row, Undertaking FeederWatch and our sponsor Wild Birds Limitless are rewarding registered FeederWatchers with the prospect to win prizes. This yr, Celestron is becoming a member of the enjoyable and providing one pair of binoculars to every knowledge entry contest winner as properly. After coming into hen counts (knowledge) into the FeederWatch web site, individuals have the chance to share a narrative, reminiscence, or tip by clicking the “Enter to Win” button on the Depend Abstract web page. We randomly choose two winners per immediate. Our fourth Information Entry contest immediate this season was:

What’s your feeder setup like? What forms of meals or feeders work greatest to attract a crowd at your hen feeding station? Should you don’t use a feeder, are birds attracted by some other options in your yard?

Congratulations to our winners, Ann-Marie Kocher and Marianne Farallo!

Ann-Marie shared:

I exploit a big tree stump as the bottom of my feeder setup. I’ve one [Wild Birds Unlimited] EcoClean Seed Tube Feeder full of a seed selection, one EcoClean Finch Feeder full of Nyjer seed, and one suet cage. I additionally unfold sunflower and safflower seeds on the stump each morning. This arrange attracts all kinds of birds to my feeding station. Giant elderberry shrubs present cowl, and the creek behind the stump is a well-visited supply of contemporary water.

Putting in water options can present birds a spot to wash or drink. Generally, a birdbath or water sprayer can present an ample water supply. Nonetheless, the extra pure the water characteristic, the extra rapidly birds will uncover it. Take into account including a pump to create motion in your water characteristic. You may even create a effervescent rock water characteristic or small waterfall, in case your yard permits. Birds favor shallow, ground-level water options, particularly with locations to perch, similar to stones or branches organized within the water to face on. Place a birdbath or water characteristic close to shrubs, timber, or a brush pile to supply birds with added safety from predators. Learn extra about how one can enhance your yard habitat for birds within the Landscaping Suggestions part of our new Gardening for Birds web page.

Marianne shared:

I presently have 4 tube feeders and two suet feeders in my yard. There are bushes and timber the place birds can wait their flip for the feeders. I normally provide a finch combine, which incorporates Niger seed, and a wild hen combine that features black oil sunflower seeds and fruit. The suet attracts quite a lot of woodpeckers all year long. I just lately tried utilizing a peanut feeder, nevertheless it didn’t take lengthy for the squirrels to seek out them. I’m having fun with taking part in Undertaking FeederWatch. It has helped me notice what number of species of birds have been having fun with my yard, too.

Questioning what sort of meals or feeder sorts the birds in your neighborhood will like greatest? Try our Frequent Feeder Birds Interactive Device. This software options our checklist of just about 100 widespread feeder birds throughout the U.S. and Canada, however you may type by area. Discover your area to see what you may be capable of appeal to to your feeders this winter!

Due to everybody who participated and shared their tales – we want we might share your whole submissions! Search for the prompts after you submit your subsequent rely and keep tuned for once we announce the subsequent knowledge entry contest winners on April eleventh, 2023. E-mail with questions, and skim the tales from previous winners on our weblog.

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