Sunday, March 29, 2009

Feeder Cam

At 8:30 PM last night, I shut down the power and went for a walk. I only saw a couple of dark houses, and I suspected, no one was at those places. There was a lot of traffic, main street seemed like rush hour! Clearly, few people in this piece of the world participated.

I was planning to move the web cam, but I noticed that the goldfinch are very active at the present spot. They are aggressive, too. I saw a HOSP attempt to land, and the goldfinch chased it off. If you wish to check it out, go here, and login with nhpa, with the pass, birder. nhpa1, and nhpa2 also work, using the same pass.

Some goldfinch from the birdcam, you can see their summer color filling in. A pic, and a vid.

The birdcam caught a video of a dark eyed junco. They are winter birds, so I doubt that I will be seeing them much longer. Here are videos of a chickadee, and a carolina wren. As I noted before, the female cardinal is popping up a lot lately. Her pic and a vid. And finally, something that I never caught before, the male and female, togther. Video only, sorry.

edit- I uploaded the cardinal vid to utube. Does it look better? Sorry about the soundtrack, that noise is distracting.

Monday, March 23, 2009

March 28th is Earth Hour

Just a quick note, this Saturday Earth Hour is observed, from 8:30 until 9:30 PM. See the video, show your support and join in.

"A global event created to symbolize that each one of us, working together, can make a positive impact on climate change" Read more.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Some Vids

Last Sunday I was watching the tube feeder. The web cam is currently pointed at that feeder, but I hope to move it in the next couple of weeks. The weekend is a good time to watch that feeder, as there is not as much traffic on the road. I saw a dozen or so goldfinch fighting for perch space. Well, that at least answered the question, what are they eating? I have nothing but sunflower hearts in that feeder.

So I have a new visitor, but I am not sure what it is. I think that it is a song sparrow. Here are a couple of views, side view and another view. If you have broadband, here is a video.

All winter, I was lamenting the fact that I did not see the female cardinal. Lately, she has been showing up quite a bit, but I did not get great pics. Here is a video.

Not a fav, but a starling poses, and a video, with song! A titmouse, chickadee, and a dove all puffed up!

A nuthatch, and video, and another video. Here is a video of a pair of blue jays. And finally, since I was not able, until recently, to get a good pic of a dark eyed junco, here is a pic, and video.

Hope you enjoyed!

edit- in Picasa web, click on the magnifying glass icon to see the full size image.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I am trying out a new location for the blog. If you have a preference, please leave a comment.

Here is a dark eyed junco eying the feeder, and it is a busy place! The male cardinal makes an appearance. I believe this is a nuthatch, hanging off the edge. A mocker, with a nice snowy backdrop.

The cowbirds are starting to show up. Unlike most of the other less than desirable birds, the cowbird is a native species. Cowbirds really are undesirables, too. They lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. The cowbird chicks generally hatch sooner than the others in the nests, giving them the advantage.

Well, this is a test post. Let me know what you think. If you happened here before seeing my original blog, you can see it here.