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Lab scientists analyze the data submitted by FeederWatch participants.
See birds well outside their winter range submitted to Project FeederWatch.
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Stroudsburg, PA, United States
This House Finch curiously looked in at my camera as I was taking a photo of him – this was shot through my sliding glass doors.
Parsons, WV, United States
Beach Lake, PA, United States
A Bald Eagle on a mission for food.
Springfield, MA, United States
Looks like these 2 adversaries are seeing eye to eye for a very brief moment. Then the Great Blue Heron said “down the hatch” and the poor fish disappeared into oblivion.
Carver, MA, United States
A friendly Pin Warbler perches on a snowy dogwood branch.
Peralta, NM, United States
Tucson, AZ, United States
Black-crowned Night Heron and a startled fish
Tarpon Springs, FL, United States
While photographing sparrows I heard this loud “meowing” sound and had thought a hawk might have grabbed a kitten. But when I turned around it was this juvenile Little Blue Heron who had caught a frog who was crying quite loudly hoping it might convince the heron to drop him. In the end, it attracted the attention of a Red-shouldered Hawk who stole the frog from the heron.
Green Oak Township, MI, United States
Frantic activity at the feeders during Snowmageddon 2014 here in Michigan! Snow was falling at 2″ per hour and I was enjoying watching the birds scramble for a meal.
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
I was photographing the Red-bellied Woodpecker when the Northern Flicker flew in and challenged him for rights of the bark butter just above them.
Kelseyville, CA, United States
We put out the small solar fountains for the birds in spring and the hummers use them daily until fall.
Somerville, IN, United States
Short-eared Owl with dinner
New Milford, PA, United States
Ruby Throated Hummingbirds are so much enjoyment to watch at the feeders.
Anita Strawn de Ojeda
Grand Teton National Park, Moose, WY, United States
Woodland Park, Colorado