Kingsyard Feeder Review
The kind folks over at Kingsyard gifted me a tray feeder for me to try out! Tray feeders are a big hit around here. I like this one in particular due to the big size, which gives the birds a bit more space. The feeder in the below video review is this one at Amazon. If you'd like to purchase a feeder from Kingsyard, you can use the promo code "Joybird20" on Amazon for 20% off. I will receive a small commission for orders that use this discount code. Promo code expires Dec. 31, 2023.
Wingscapes AutoFeeder Review
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...
Story Behind the Osprey with Red-winged Blackbird Photo
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...
Jocelyn Anderson Captures 2020 Michigan Audubon Photography Awards
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...
Two Photos Featured in the 2020 Audubon Society Awards: Top 100
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 ♥