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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 4, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8406332

Hi Everyone, I know a lot of us have camera's now that take video so I thought we could try a new subject thread for just video's of birds. You will have to link up your video's to Youtube or some other video hosting site and put the link in your post here along with any information you would like to share about where it is taken etc.

I'm like a lot of you in that I have never tried the video on my camera and I hope this will give people like us the extra incentive to start learning and taking video of birds in our backyards or other favorite places we like to watch birds.

Please be sure to try this as we would absolutely LOVE to see your video's.

Nanny will be starting us off with the first video and I hope many more of you will join in with your own.

Thanks so much!! ^_^

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8406385

Thanks Pelle!!

I hope we will all use this as a great oppurtunity to learn how to use a great feature on our cameras. I think it will be lots of fun!

There is a learning curve to shooting videos and one that I have learned already is this...If you are inside shooting thru the window check the sound on the TV and take away the dogs squeaky toys!! lol

Pileated on the platform with a Carolina Wren!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWvkXTDKcwU

This message was edited Mar 4, 2011 11:26 AM
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 4, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8406414

Good one nanny! I love the excellent way that video shows the large size of the Pileated Woodpecker! They certainly are gorgeous and I hope to see one someday.


LOL on the learning curves but very "sound" advice. ;-)
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

March 4, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8406456

Terrific action, nanny. We can see exactly what you see. Have to say I have never tried to record anything either.
SusanLouise
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2011
10:35 AM

Post #8406634

Nanny, Great video! We don't get those Woodpeckers here...

Here's a mini video of the mating dance of the male House Finch...pulling out all the stops for a female. I wish it was a bit longer...oh well. Toward the end, DH makes a bit of a commentary...LOLOLOL
http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/swhitney1977/?action=view¤t=MOV00035.mp4&newest=1
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 4, 2011
1:27 PM

Post #8406819

Good one Nanny what a great bird to video, I learn that little tip a while back too. lol
Susan I see you used Photo Bucket, does it take long to upload it on there? Nice one of the mating dance.

This one I already posted on the Daily thread, but I think it belongs here. Redpolls feeding frenzy during a snow storm.
Hope it works I copied and paste the link here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AD-9LJrslk
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 4, 2011
1:33 PM

Post #8406827

A Hairy Woodpecker in Summer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmRtBIl3sI0
SusanLouise
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2011
1:49 PM

Post #8406855

Burn,

GREAT video! They are noisy, that's for sure! I have yet to see a Redpoll here. We can have near 100 Gldfinches and not even a peep out of them...HA!

Here's one of the local Hawks...juvie Cooper's, next to our bedroom window and just finished enjoying a "Scooby Snack". I was tapping on the window so it would look up at me...
http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/swhitney1977/?action=view¤t=MOV00099.mp4&newest=1

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8406863

Thanks...boy off to a great start it looks like!

My computer is having fits today... so I will have to try again later to view your videos Susan & burn.



This message was edited Mar 4, 2011 7:54 PM
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 4, 2011
2:37 PM

Post #8406947

Nice videos! Burn that is really a crazy scene at your place with the Redpoll's!

Susan, That Coopers was brave to sit there while you were tapping on the window. He must have really been enjoying his meal.

Yes it would be great to know which site everyone loads their video's to so we can find out which one works best for each one of us.
SusanLouise
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2011
2:56 PM

Post #8406958

Hello Pelle,

For me, I upload the majority of my videos on photobucket and just a few of my favs to youtube. It's JMO, but I find there are so many "nothing all that great" videos, on youtube. For example, the 2 videos I shared already in this thread aren't the best, so I put them on my photobucket acct. After awhile I delete them and start over...

Here's an example of one I put on my youtube acct...which I still think is pretty cool :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJGMqeTM1SI



This message was edited Mar 4, 2011 4:57 PM
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 4, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8407064

LOL Susan, that is such a good one!

Burn, Love the Hairy woodpecker!

This message was edited Mar 4, 2011 7:13 PM
SusanLouise
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2011
8:31 PM

Post #8407459

This is not my video, but I found it while browsing on youtube. This one should be titled..."And we're walking..."
I love it...glad they are all ok...just so much fun to watch them all get back to following Mama again!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEBLt6Kd9EY
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 5, 2011
1:53 AM

Post #8407590

That is funny and scarey.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8407890

OMG. poor duckies.

Speaking of ducks, here's my little rescue duck from a couple years ago.
http://www.youtube.com/user/marnatowne#p/a/u/1/4w1z_ndgxmw

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8407894

Hummingbird and LOUD cicadas.

http://www.youtube.com/user/marnatowne#p/u/4/eIliuGQ7SCQ

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2011
7:12 AM

Post #8407896

Short of robins at the stream. This one is with my Wingscapes bird cam.

http://www.youtube.com/user/marnatowne#p/u/2/xyg372oGVBo

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8407899

Red-winged blackbirds at dusk. Took this mostly so MargaretK could hear the sound.

http://www.youtube.com/user/marnatowne#p/u/4/k0ErV3oG4k8
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 5, 2011
10:55 AM

Post #8408245

Nice ones Mrs Ed! I love ducky sweety!
SusanLouise
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8408263

Mrs_Ed,

I'm with Pelle...the ducky melted my heart! Is it still around?

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 5, 2011
11:16 AM

Post #8408280

No, ducky isn't around. I turned him over to a licensed rehabilitator. I cried my eyes out (dork!). But he was successfully released, and that's all that mattered.

burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 5, 2011
6:08 PM

Post #8409016

That video makes a nice souvenir of you darling little duckling, he's precious, swimming around on your pond.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 5, 2011
7:56 PM

Post #8409277

Whooooaaaaaa! Great videos everyone.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 6, 2011
2:19 AM

Post #8409540

I really love your waterfall/stream setup Mrs Ed!

Keep the video's coming everyone!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 6, 2011
6:47 AM

Post #8409813

Really nice videos all!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 6, 2011
7:55 AM

Post #8409942

Hummingbird on a rainy evening. http://s181.photobucket.com/albums/x112/bern_2007_album/?action=view¤t=2009_07310053.mp4

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2011
8:19 AM

Post #8409972

awww, I can't wait until they are back.

I wish I would have gotten video of that silly ducky when he helped me weed the garden. He would be right by me and eat worms. I kind of felt like his mom then. I tell you, that experience really made me understand Duckmother's love for these birds.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 6, 2011
10:39 AM

Post #8410222

Very nice video burn!!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 6, 2011
11:31 AM

Post #8410293

Oh that is nice burn!

I may try Photobucket. YouTube is soooo slow to upload and I became rather discouraged with using it.
SusanLouise
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

March 6, 2011
1:00 PM

Post #8410450

Cute video Burn!!!!

Here's a curious House Sparrow...no sound since it was taken from inside the house :)
http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/dd117/swhitney1977/?action=view¤t=HOSP10-20-2010H-Feeder-1.mp4&newest=1
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 6, 2011
4:24 PM

Post #8410837

Good one. :-)

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2011
4:45 PM

Post #8410864

Someone sent me a link to this. Short, but funny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSZaC_W7eyE
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 6, 2011
8:18 PM

Post #8411151

That is funny!

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2011
4:23 PM

Post #8417144

Last year's nesting (likely sterile) chickadees, take with the bird cam.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y7mnARC95Q
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 9, 2011
5:06 PM

Post #8417241

Cute one Mrs Ed!
I hope mine nest in the yard again.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2011
5:11 PM

Post #8417252

Me too! They were adorable.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 9, 2011
9:38 PM

Post #8417630

Thanks for the comments Pelle, Nanny Mrs-Ed and Susan. Mrs-Ed those are really good videos of your birds. I`m hoping my nest boxes will be used this year. Funny one of the Hawk too.
Your house Sparrow look mighty thirsty Susan. Cute what he did.
I tried to upload one of a Robin building a nest, and it was not accepted. The files was to big. I`d like to know, how to edit some of the video, cut some stuff out, and link it back to the other part. Has anyone tried that?
Susan, here are some noisy Goldfinches for you, lol These are Fledglings wanting to be fed.
This video was taken on the same night as the Hummingbird, pouring rain out.

http://s181.photobucket.com/albums/x112/bern_2007_album/?action=view¤t=2009_07310051.mp4
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 10, 2011
2:22 AM

Post #8417728

burn, That is adorable!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2011
8:44 AM

Post #8418188

Absolutely! I haven't used my utube to record. Forgot my passwords there...so it will be a while before I can some videos. :((
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

March 11, 2011
12:25 PM

Post #8420497

Well I made a practice video with music (since it was taken from inside the house) now all I have to do is figure out how to upload it to a video site. It is HD video so I don't want to waste hours uploading it. :-)

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8509435

I am playing with the video but more to capture the audio then video of birds. This is at the other end of my half mile circle that I walk and it features a Brown Thrasher talking. I did this yesterday afternoon. It was very windy and the camera did pick that up a bit! lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F3GiKUS_kY



This message was edited Apr 21, 2011 9:39 PM
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

May 9, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8550562

Here is a video of the Summer Tanager I had in my backyard today. He seems to really love the hot pepper suet I put out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K1Q9cyICYc
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 9, 2011
3:57 PM

Post #8550595

Wow Pelle...really nice video and that bird is on my list of must see's!! What a stunner and great job too!!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 9, 2011
4:09 PM

Post #8550615

Great video...so nice that you got sound too! That is very helpful. I have seen an immature male and a female last year during fall migration but nut a nice male in summer plumage is on my wish list too!
MargaretK
PERTH
Australia

May 9, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8550630

What a stunner, Pelle. I agree with nanny about having sound as well.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

May 9, 2011
4:53 PM

Post #8550722

Oh what a great find, love your video of him. Wish to see one someday. Hope he comes back for you and you can capture some more.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2011
5:18 PM

Post #8550772

Wow! He's colorful, but sooo nervous!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 9, 2011
5:21 PM

Post #8550787

Great capture, fine, fine job Pelle.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

May 9, 2011
7:12 PM

Post #8551136

Thanks guys. I got a lot of video and photos of him. I think he was nervous about the Grackles and me (even though I was quite far away).
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

May 10, 2011
3:55 AM

Post #8551585

I saw him again this morning. He keeps calling to someone so I'm hoping to see the female soon.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 10, 2011
5:03 AM

Post #8551671

Oh that would be so nice to have a pair that would come to the feeder. So cool!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 10, 2011
7:06 AM

Post #8551872

Oh wouldn't that be great if they stayed for the summer!!
ducbucln
Kelseyville, CA
(Zone 8b)

May 10, 2011
1:59 PM

Post #8552716

Great job with your video and the gorgeous bird Pelle! Hope he continues to stay around.

This message was edited May 10, 2011 10:00 PM

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 22, 2012
6:18 PM

Post #9053332

Not my bird, but check out this video of a hawk laying an egg.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw3RnrW4BrA&feature=share

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2012
7:13 PM

Post #9053433

Marna, thank you. I watched the whole clip, and I was mesmerized. Nature is awesome indeed. Thank you for sharing that with me and other members.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

March 23, 2012
4:41 PM

Post #9054438

Thanks for reviving the thread Mrs-ED, It was nice to look at the videos again. I would like to see some more, added on here.
nutsaboutnature
Algonquin, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 23, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9215547

BUMP!

Wow! How have I missed seeing this thread? What a wonderful idea!

I've been starting to watch your videos a couple at a time...SOOO COOL! I have to learn how to take videos (and how to upload them).

Those of you that know how...please keep them coming. Great fun to watch.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

July 23, 2012
9:42 AM

Post #9215629

Hi Nuts, Thanks for bumping this thread up. I had a good time watching all the video's again!

TheHackster

TheHackster
Columbus, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 24, 2012
7:50 PM

Post #9217535

Man, what a neat thread. For those shooting the videos, it would be nice if you'd tell us the camera you are using. I have a Canon D7 on the way. Didn't buy it for video, but now I see these videos and wonder what kind of camera you folks are using.

I may give it a try.

Hack

This message was edited Jul 24, 2012 10:10 PM

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 25, 2012
5:06 AM

Post #9217758

Hey Hack, I've taken video with my 7D, point and shoots and my bird camera takes 10-second videos. The point and shoot videos are easier for me since the camera is so much lighter than the 7D. the one thing I learned early on is to be sure and turn off your image stabilization on the 7D lenses or you'll pick up a clicking sound.

TheHackster

TheHackster
Columbus, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2012
9:54 AM

Post #9220451

"Turn off your image stabilization on the 7D lenses" - thanks for the tip, Mrs_Ed. Got the 7D yesterday - it is nice, Have only taken a few pics, Don't know anything about the 7D's video - yet. Since the 400 does not have IS, I'll have to make a point to remember to turn IS off when I put the new 70-300 L in the tripod. But, I kind'a plan to shoot the 70-300 free hand, so IS will be on.

My Nikon P5100 Coolpix does video and I'm used to it. I'm probably use it first.

Hack
GrannyGrunt
Mount Pleasant Mills, PA
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9229181

Wonderful videos everyone. Burn, that gave me my Redpoll fix for a while. LOL
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

August 4, 2012
7:58 PM

Post #9229877

LOL GG, I'm assuming there was enough Redpolls there for you?... Sad thing is I never got their visit of these, last winter. Neither the Bohemian Waxwings and Pine Grosbeaks. Sure hope they show up this Winter. They all make the cold season bearable.
Hack, I think most of the videos I've posted here, were from my fine pix fuji camera.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

April 22, 2013
4:24 PM

Post #9493624

A new season is beginning, Time for bath, courting, and nesting has arrived. thought it would be a good time to bring this thread back to life.

The Robin was so glad to see the puddle of freezing cold water. He decided a to have a dip in it. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSU5IMnBgLM&list=PLRCaa8Dy2w1AGwRKa6wLliy0lBWVBBAjP

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

April 22, 2013
5:41 PM

Post #9493729

Thank you Burnadette for the lovely, refreshing, juvinating antic of the Robin. I also enjoyed the juvenile sapsucker and the upbeat music. That's one is for Donna and all of us that missing her. Hugs.
Kim
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

May 1, 2013
2:29 AM

Post #9503707

Nice video burn! I love watching the Robins.
pmutalik2000
Cordaville, MA

May 11, 2013
6:53 PM

Post #9517334

Here is a video of a Carolina Wren Singing

http://www.mutalik.com/test/wren_song.mov
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

May 12, 2013
6:30 PM

Post #9518371

Lovely video pmutalik2000!!! It's so neat to see it singing. It's a treat to see yours, because I don't have them here. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for your comment, Lily and Pelle.

This message was edited May 12, 2013 9:32 PM

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