Page 4 of 6

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Mar 24 8:21 pm
by phainopepla6
Nice! I waited for the sora for three hours yesterday just to have a couple seconds of calling than nothing today in the rain:).

Adam

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Mar 24 9:51 pm
by BirdingBC
I was leading the Swan Lake walk and this was the second weekend we got lucky. Previous week one of our participants photographed the Sora and a Virginia Rail in the same shot. Normal walk mornings we may get most of the regular birds and perhaps a few uncommons. It is Rare for the Swan Lake Sunday walk group to actually get a "hard for view" rare bird two weekends in a row. I suspect we used all our luck up and the rest of the spring rarities are yet to arrive.

Kevin

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Mar 25 9:40 am
by phainopepla6
That is great! I did not know that the swan lake bird walks are still on. I might show up one day. I would come this coming Sunday, but I am birding on Mount Doug for townsends solitaires.

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Mar 26 1:11 pm
by phainopepla6
The sora showed him self today for a good 20 minutes at the usual spot.

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Mar 29 9:53 am
by BirdingBC
Ring-necked Duck



Normally ring-necked duck are out in deep water in the middle of a pond or lake somewhere. These ducks have become habituated to been fed and were hanging out right at the duck feeding area. They appear to be diving for seed that has sunk to the bottom.

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Mar 29 3:02 pm
by phainopepla6
Nice find! You got wood duck, American coot, and mallard in there too.

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Mar 29 9:13 pm
by BirdingBC
Purple Finch


It was difficult to film this bird as it was high up in the trees. Seems I need to switch to manual focus to get the right focal lock. It was quiet at the lake and you could clearly hear this purple finch song without multiple competing human and bird noise.

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Apr 02 4:50 pm
by stumblingpiper
Was out for a short hike today and captured a couple of videos for the challenge!
Pygmy Nuthatch ...


American Robin ...


Dark-eyed Junco ...

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Apr 06 11:08 pm
by stumblingpiper
I was at the Enderby Cliffs today and was able to capture three different bird videos ...
First, coming down the cliffs in the late afternoon, a Bald Eagle and four Turkey Vultures were catching the thermals just in front of and below us!
Bald Eagle!
Turkey Vultures!

Driving away from the parking lot, we spied this Ring-necked Pheasant in a farmer's field grabbing something to eat. The munching noise in the background are sound effects from my friend to go along with the bird! lol.

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Apr 07 7:32 am
by BirdingBC
Well done James! Been a long time since I last saw a pheasant. We had them here in Victoria but populations have been wiped out. Not sure if there are any still around.

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Apr 07 4:35 pm
by stumblingpiper
BirdingBC wrote: Apr 07 7:32 am Well done James! Been a long time since I last saw a pheasant. We had them here in Victoria but populations have been wiped out. Not sure if there are any still around.
Thanks, Kevin! Thank goodness my wife is usually with me ... she's the one who reminds me that I should shoot a video. haha. It's funny how you can hear my lens zooming in and out ... this is a Nikon P900 that's traveled extensively ... it might be starting to wear out ...

I did have another video ... this one is a flock of seagulls (California Gulls) from over at our landfill.

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Apr 11 7:07 pm
by phainopepla6
Another type of gull [(GWGU) : I can not get it to work, so here is the link for the flickr video

ImageGWGU. by Adam Ross, on Flickr

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Apr 19 7:50 pm
by stumblingpiper
Have a few more videos to share ... was checking out a few bird locales today! However, this first video (of a Spotted Towhee) was from my house near Knox Mountain Park. Sorry it's a little dark ... he was pretty backlit ... and I couldn't figure out the adjustment. haha.



This next short clip is the Brewer's Blackbird ... near Munson Pond, Kelowna, BC. A few chirps and then off he went!


Over at Chichester Park, in Rutland, these Green-winged Teals were having a bite to eat! Male and Female for you Judy! :)


Here's a Hooded Merganser that was preening itself at Munson Pond, Kelowna, BC. Looking for a mate! Sorry for some shaky camera work ... Zoomed in sometimes means I'm not so steady without the tripod!


Here's another Merganser -- this time, the Common Merganser -- sorry, Judy. Couldn't get them both in the same shot!

Common Merganser (Male)

Common Merganser (Female)


I know I already posted a Northern Flicker, but I couldn't pass up this one building a nest (prepping the flicker hole, I guess). haha. Northern Flicker.


Although considered an invasive species, these European Starlings are still beautiful birds. I wish it had been in the direct sunlight to see the iridescent colors!


Although we already have a Red-winged Blackbird, here's a close-up! lol.

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Apr 21 7:53 am
by BirdingBC
Nice collection James. I have been busy but how to film some migrants as they come though.

Re: 2021 BC Birding Video Challenge

Posted: Apr 21 5:14 pm
by zwest
OK I finally made one! :P