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I recently received the Wingscapes AutoFeeder from the company for review! The box mentions that this can be used for feeding chickens. I don’t have any chickens so this review is for the wild birds. My first thought as I unboxed it: it’s huge! Lots of storage for food. It’s 3.5 pounds, and I wondered how my bird feeder stand would handle it when it was filled with food. It can hold a gallon's worth of seed. It took about five minutes to put together, and that was without looking at instructions (I am the sort that will look at...

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When I took a photo of a Red-winged Blackbird looking like it was hitching a ride on an Osprey's stick, I didn't realize how many people would enjoy it. I'm thrilled that so many have gotten a kick out of it. This moment was captured late Spring of 2021. I was watching a Great Blue Heron rookery, which is a colony of several nests. I noticed an Osprey flying along the north edge of the pond and then a Red-winged Blackbird flew up from the marsh to follow. These Blackbirds are very territorial and will chase off much bigger birds...

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I am very excited to be the recipient of the 2020 Michigan Audubon Photography Award! From the 2020 Michigan Audubon news article: "We are excited to announce that the winner of the 2020 Michigan Audubon Photography Contest is Jocelyn Anderson! Her three submissions were stunning, with the Blue Jay in Flight photograph standing out above all. The photo will appear on the cover of a future issue of our member magazine, the Jack Pine Warbler. Until then, enjoy her Yellow Warbler portrait taken in Whitmore Lake during the spring of 2019. Jocelyn is a wildlife photographer in southeastern Michigan who...

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I am very excited to have two of my photos chosen for the 2020 National Audubon Society's Photography Awards: Top 100! My photo of the Sandhill Crane colt and the Canada Goose chick (which I call "the fuzzbutts"), and the photo of the Sandhill Crane with its heart-sharped crown were chosen out of over 6,000 photos. Both of these photos are available for purchase on my site: Sandhill Crane Family with Adopted Gosling Sandhill Crane Heart ♥  

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I recently wrote an article for the BBC Wildlife Magazine Website: 11 striking facts about great blue herons. These incredible birds have been around for millions of years. I've spent countless hours watching them fish with their spear-like beak. Check out the article to learn about these amazing birds!

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