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BirdSpotter Photo Contest: Week 2 Winner

November 27, 2012

Congratulations to Catherine M. Diehl-Robbins, our winner for the second week of the BirdSpotter Photo Contest!  This week’s theme was “shades of red” and Catherine delivered with her beautiful photo of a male Pine Grosbeak enjoying some Mountain Ash berries.

Catherine M. Diehl-Robbins submitted this winning photo of a male Pine Grosbeak feeding on Mountain Ash berries in Alaska.

Catherine says, “Pine Grosbeaks are a popular winter bird in south-central Alaska.  They frequent the Mountain Ash trees competing with the Bohemian Waxwings for the berries in early winter.  The Mountain Ash tree grows very well in the Alaska and every neighborhood has dozens of them, making Grosbeaks a regular yard bird in the winter.  Retirement has given me the time and opportunity to enjoy all of the wonderful birds we have in Alaska, the Pine Grosbeak being one of my favorites!”

The third week of our BirdSpotter Photo Contest, sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill, starts tomorrow! This week’s theme is “birds in flight”! Only one photo can be submitted per person and the contest runs through Sunday, December 2nd.

6 Comments
  1. Leslie Ackel permalink
    November 27, 2012 6:31 pm

    What a beautiful photo for the holiday season, Catherine!

  2. Brandon permalink
    November 27, 2012 8:38 pm

    That is a truly outstanding photo.

  3. Nancy_C permalink
    November 29, 2012 11:40 am

    Absolutely stunning photo.

  4. Claire Wayner permalink
    November 30, 2012 10:40 pm

    That is such a pretty picture Catherine! I’m glad we got some diversity besides the regular male cardinal for the red contest.

  5. Sharon Van Valin permalink
    December 23, 2012 4:38 pm

    My daughter in Anchorage has had such a struggle keeping her ash trees away from the nibbling moose! I’m glad Catherine’s trees have those beautiful berries as the photo is gorgeous!

  6. Jim Manning permalink
    January 4, 2013 11:17 am

    Love this picture! So glad to meet you while at Potter
    Marsh last summer.

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