I took this video a while ago – but it could have been yesterday as the snow and the garden look just the same.
I have just realised how many videos I have of my garden covered with snow. This is the last one I will put on Bird Table News!
As soon as I put the bird food out a lot of it gets covered with the snow. The garden birds flock around the bush and seem to be more used to me than ever.
Putting bird food out in winter keeps birds alive. One of the reasons I’ve shown this video is to show how harsh the countryside is for birds and wildlife in winter.
Sorry – not a bird in sight in this video!
It’s an old tatty bird table, but what a lot of birds got some benefit from it!
I don’t have this birdtable any more but it was a good birdtable as the tray was deep and so the bird food did not blow off. It also gave shelter to birds when they were feeding.
Excuse the background noise – I am not sure what it is.
How many different birds can you see. I saw 3, but if I watch it again I’m sure I’ll see more
Again I can’t see exactly when I recorded this video, but I’m enjoying myself going back over some of the videos I took. Three cheers for RIVA Encoder!
What will March 2010 be like?
I found this video clip stored on my computer and decided to put it on Bird Table News . Excuse my voice, but enjoy the birds singing.
The clip was taken one March – but which year!
Is there any way you can find out when a video was recorded
If you keep watching there is a close up of a rook in a nest.
I’m enjoying looking through my old video clips.
I aren’t very technical but a friend has told me about a computer programme called RIVA. I have just tried it on the above clip and it has worked!
It encodes my video automatically and lets me put it on You Tube. Isn’t that great!!!!!
I thought you may like to see this video again. It is a very short, but close up view of a coal tit.
Sadly the small video recorder I used to get this clip seems to have broken. I had a choice of saving towards a new video or buying some bird food and the bird food won!
This video got a 5 star rating on YouTube which is amazing for me.
Here again is a video taken a few days ago with my Disgo Video. Here again there isn’t a bird in sight!
Apologies for there not being a bird in this video, but this is the environment that the wild birds live in here so I thought I would show it. Every hedge and shelter must be important for them.
I often see birds skurrying along the ground under the hedgerow and hopping along the branches of hedges or skimming low near a hedge. I suppose it could be that they are taking advantage of shelter the hedge gives – and food that is in the hedge.
There has been people farming here for over 4,000 years. I wonder how long birds have lived here.
It was really windy when I was walking and I wouldn’t have liked to stay outside all day searching for food – like all wildlife have to do. I’m glad we’ve got shelter from any bad weather.
I have been taking my Disgo Video Camera with me when I have been on my walks. I saw this nest swaying high on a branch. I wondered if it would still be there next year. I decided to take a short video of it and see if it is used next year. Yes I know – don’t I have anything better to do!
Isn’t it strange that birds build this nest here where the hedge is not a thick hedge, where the branches sway in the wind and where it is open to the elements.
A few yards away is a much thicker and more sheltered hedge that seems a better nesting place.
About a foot away is a prickly hawthorn that would have kept any predators away from the nest – BUT this nest was built in a hedge that would not protect them much at all.
Again excuse my voice – but I felt a video of an old nest on it’s own maybe wasn’t a good idea.
My daughter is getting married tomorrow in the Peak District. I’m setting off in an hour or two as it is going to be a Wedding Weekend! I have seen my daughter in her wedding dress and she looks beautiful. I thought I would put this short video on before we set off and I actually turn the computer off for the weekend.
I’ve got the bird feeding sorted out. I don’t suppose it would matter if bird food wasn’t put out for a couple of days but a neighbour offered so thats OK.
I went for a walk and took my Disgo Video Digital Camcorder – it’s great because the video can be put straight onto the computer.
Trouble is I tried to expalin the good points of a hedge – but kept getting my words wrong. I may put these videos on as well. So excuse my voice on this disgo video, but I hope you pick up the fact that hedges are great for birds (and other wildlife)