Be a part of the WCAS Bird-of-the-Month Photo Contest to help raise awareness of bird species through photography excellence.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society Photo Contest
The winner of the May 2021 Bird of the Month Photography contest is, "A beak full of jelly in Cleveland, Ohio" by Annette Piechowski.
"I was a critical care nurse and actually started birding with my Veterinarian and her husband many years ago as a stress reliever. I also started volunteering at The Medina Raptor Center where here I’ve been for 19 years working with the birds of prey. My Mom got me started feeding the birds in my yard but I never even saw an oriole in my yard. A few years ago I started actively trying to attract orioles and last year was the first time they came. I was so happy and sat, with my camera, for hours trying to get a few good photos. They came back this year and I love that I got one with a beak full of jelly! Having the Orioles around really makes me happy! "
WCAS Judges were impressed with all the entries but this photo stood out because we know they eat the jelly, but never see them have it in their mouth. It also shows the tongue with in the jellied mouth, which you don't see either.
Annette Piechowski will receive a 1 year subscription to Bird Watcher's Digest.
The winning entry has been entered into the end of year Photography Showcase hosted in January 2022.
You do not need to be a member of National Audubon or Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society to enter monthly WCAS photo contests. All are welcome!
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