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)
Here is a close up video of a Thrush on my birdtable in my Yorkshire Garden.
Luckily you didn’t have to sit through the 17 minutes of the video. I watched 15 minutes of empty bird table and was rewarded with two minutes of birds actually on the bird table!
The white busbi video that I left perched (and recording) on my birdtable frightened most of the birds away. I was watching for part of the time from my kitchen window and birds were flying round, nearly landing and then flying up and away.
Luckily one or two birds hopped onto the bird table – this thrush was one of them!
If I keep a white object on the bird table all the time the garde birds won’t take any notice when the small busbi video is recording there.