Category Archives: video

100th Infinite Monkey Cage episode is now video to the world:

The other day I put up the podcast link to the hundredth episode of the BBC comedy/science show “The Infinite Monkey Cage”, starring Robin Ince and physicist Brian Cox. Now the video is available to everyone, not just UK residents, and you can see go to its site by clicking  on the screenshot below. Spot […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Stephen Barnard has a box o’ kestrels (Falco sparverius) on his garage. The parents are Boris and Natasha, and there’s at least one chick—almost certainly more.  Here’s one chick, which is growing rapidly. Stephen’s notes are indented: Here’s the gorgeous male: Boris has been scarce for weeks — off hunting and avoiding the blackbirds  and […]

Reader’s wildlife videos

We have two videos today from Tara Tanaka (Vimeo page here, Flickr page here), one shot in Florida and the other in New Mexico. Be sure to enlarge both. The first is from Florida, and Tara’s explanation is indented. About two months ago I thought I saw a Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus) in our swamp – […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

We have three videos today, and photos will resume tomorrow with a lovely post on owls from Bruce Lyon. But today we have some really nice videos. The first two are is from Stephen Barnard, who built a nest box, affixed to his garage, for a pair of American kestrels (Falco sparverius) to nest. They […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

I am having trouble braining today, so posting may be light. But there are two videos filling the wildlife slot. The first comes from Tara Tanaka in Florida (vimeo site here, flickr site here), who took some video of Bob the Bobcat, whose picture I posted yesterday. It’s not clear to either of us, though, […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

We have two videos today, the first from reader Rick Longworth. Having moved from New York to Idaho this year, I’ve been on the lookout for a differences in the assortment of bird species.   I’ve been filming a pair of black-chinned hummingbirds (Archilochus alexandri), a western species, which took up residence near the house (inspired by Stephen Barnard).  They […]

Reader’s wildlife video

When I met Tara Tanaka in Florida in April, I told her that my favorites among her many wildlife videos were those showing wild ducklings leaping from their nest box to join their mother on the ground. In response, she edited this video just for me (with narration!), and I’m touched. It shows what happened […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Stephen Barnard is busy documenting the pair of American kestrels (Falco sparverius) occupying a nest box he put on his garage. Today we have photos and a video, with Stephen’s notes indented: For two days I’ve been trying to get an in-flight shot of a kestrel flying into or out of the nest box. The plan […]

Reader’s wildlife photos (and video)

Stephen Barnard continues to document the lives of the two American kestrels (Falco sparverius), named Boris and Natasha,  who are nesting in a raptor cottage Stephen affixed to his garage. His descriptions are indented. Here’s the male (the female is Natasha): Boris taking off. Also, here’s the video from which I took and cropped the […]

Readers’ wildlife video and photo

It looks as if Stephen Barnard has been successful in getting the kestrels Boris and Natasha to use the nest box he built and affixed to his garage. Or so his video suggests. His notes: Like you, I’ve been curious about whether Boris and Natasha are using the nest box. This evening I set up a […]