We have just one item today, but it’s a good one! Stephen Barnard has produced a wonderful video of Desi and Lucy, his resident bald eagles, and the two chicks they raised this year. It’s 12.5 minutes long, covers the whole breeding season, and is mesmerizing. Be sure to watch to the end. I won’t give the spoiler, but you know what event marks the end of chick-rearing. Note the chick pooping out of the nest (clearly an adaptive behavior), and the repeated delivery of fish, and one pheasant, to the chicks.
Stephen said that his videomaking (the equipment is described at the end) was influenced by Tara Tanaka, and she kindly gave him advice, but he adds that he’s nowhere near as good as she is—especially taking videos of moving birds. I’m just glad that they hooked up (photographically!) through this site.
Be sure to watch the movie on the original site, full screen, and clicking the “HD” (high definition) box.