Our cold, snowy weather continued this past weekend, and I was glad to watch our birds from indoors. I decided to try the video feature on my camera, and was pleasantly surprised with the results. My son (and webmaster) then uploaded the videos to YouTube. This one gives you a good idea of the weather and the challenge for our feathered friends.
Note: click the bottom-right corner of the video to display it in full screen mode. Press the “Esc” key to exit full screen mode.
The night before the snow, I put some black walnut hulls in a wheelbarrow near the window. It was fun to watch the Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) moving the snow to discover small peices of nuts.
It was fun to experiment with video as a different way of documenting our everyday world. I wonder if I can use it with butterflies?