A team of dedicated bird-lovers at Operation Migration is helping the endangered whooping cranes (Grus americana), hand-raised in Wisconsin, migrate to Florida. (There are only about 440 birds in the wild, supplemented by about 165 in captivity.) The inexperienced birds are guided by ultralight aircraft. Can one be more dedicated than that to saving a species? […]
Category Archives: animal cams
Reader John W. called to my attention the best kind of aggregation site: one that collects animal webcams from all over the Internet. The site, on Explore, has a gazillion cams with wildlife, though, sadly, many include d*gs, and some are in zoos. It also tells you which cams are active and which are inactive […]
Reader Malcolm reminds us that the peregrines nesting on top of Norwich Cathedral have just produced two chicks: little white fluffballs. Here’s a screenshot; click on it to go to the livecam. And if you go NOW, you’ll see the feeding! Mom is making a racket. There are other peregrine and kestrel cams in […]
Reader Dom called my attention to this video showing a mated pair of peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) who seem to be nesting in Norwich Cathedral. I’ve never actually heard them call, but listen to the cacophony as they talk to each other. They sound like penguins!
Go here. h/t: Diane G.
There are two birdcams of interest today. First, a Great Horned Owl pair in Savannah, Georgia (Bubo viginianus), has laid several eggs and the first owlet will probably hatch today, as there’s a pip out of the egg already. This YouTube video should show you the live action; the site is hosted by the Skidaway […]
A pride is on the prowl. Watch NOW (click on the screenshot); you might be able to see them hunt—live! h/t: Diane G
Now that we have the GoPro camera (a great invention, whose only downside may be the tendency of people to care more about the video than the experience), we’re going to see a whole lot more video closeups of animals in the wild. Here’s one by photographer Chris Bray with the following information (among other […]
For some reason I don’t understand, photobombs by rodents are one of the most appealing things on the internet, drawing far more attention than, say, cat or dog photobombs. Perhaps it’s that adorable rodent face with its bulbous nose magnified by the camera. That, for example, may explain this old chestnut, perhaps the best—and certainly […]
Who doesn’t love puffins? Reader Amy called my attention to a PuffinCam, which follows the doings of one Phoebe the Puffin on Seal Island, Maine, a famous birding site. The cam is in her burrow, and she appears to be sitting on one egg. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a baby puffin, so this bears […]