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    Photo Gallery: Your bird watching photos
    Michael's picture of a Lesser Goldfinch from Mablevale, Arkansas. (Photo: Michael from Mablevale, Ark.)

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- An exciting day here on "THV 11 News at Noon". We announce our first preliminary winner of our Bird of the Week picture contest.

    We've been asking you to upload bird pictures you've taken to our website, and every Thursday, for the next four weeks, we'll show one winning picture.

    After four weeks we'll announce the grand prize winner today! This week's winner is a picture of a Lesser Goldfinch sent in by Michael in Mabelvale, Arkansas!

    Michael emailed us after learning of his win:

    "There are a lot of excellent photos out there and I feel honored that mine was picked.

    "I loved Sarah's comment.."Put up a feeder and you don't know what's going to show up".

    "I tried picking pictures that were current in that the birds are still in our area and when people see the pictures they would know what to look for.

    "This bird is actually in a friend's yard and she said she would tell the Lesser Finch tomorrow he is a celebrity.

    "Being a birder I think this segment is an excellent way to get more people interested in birding."

    Congratulations Michael!

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