Category Archives: video

Reader’s wildlife video

Reader Rick Longworth sent a video, complete with sound, of birds feeding; and adds a note on bird feet as lagniappe. Here are his notes: Following my February submission showing winter’s backyard birds, in early-March I filmed four bird species feeding on berries at the side of the house. I was interested in capturing their […]

Naturalist communes with bears

It’s the end of the week, which means it’s time to enjoy some animal cuteness. In this case we have a momma American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) and her two adorable cubs (or is it three?), all filmed by a biologist who gets along with them swimmingly.  This three-minute video from BBC Earth shows something […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos)

It’s been a while since we’ve had photos from Jamie Blilie, the 14-year-old son of James Blilie, but today we have several nice photos—as well as some videos. His dad’s notes are indented, and the first photo needs an ID. Here are a few more photos from my 14-year old son Jamie. This is some […]

A man, a lynx, and a hare

I don’t think I’ve posted this 6-minute video before, but if I have, watch it again. It’s about an intrepid camerman (Sam Ellis), a wily and elusive lynx (Mad Max), and, after 76 days of tracking, how the cameraman got a fantastic video of a lynx chasing a snowshoe hare. Note that the CBC’s title […]

Reader’s wildlife video

Rick Longworth sent a video of birds at his new feeder in Idaho. There are seven of them, and I’ve identified them, in order, below the fold. Guess the species as you watch, and then check to see if you got 100%. Rick’s notes: Birds at the feeder – Having recently moved to the West, […]

Reader’s wildlife video

We have another video from Tara Tanaka in Florida showing a variety of waterfowl, but especially ducks. This one features the hooded merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus), and note how the male displays even when his mate is laying eggs in the nest box. Tara’s notes: I looked through the scope this morning and was thrilled to see a […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

Tara Tanaka has a new video, which took her 18 hours to edit. But it’s worth it, at least to us, because it’s lovely and it shows DUCKS! Be sure to click on the video and put it on full screen. Her notes: Canvasbacks  [Aythya valisineria] are one of my favorite ducks, and on this winter […]

Readers’ wildlife video

Reader Tara Tanaka (Vimeo site here, Flickr site here) has a beautiful new video taken at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Although the park was closed due to The Wall Fiasco, Tara wouldn’t let a little thing like that prevent her filming. Her notes: All of this footage was shot in January 2019, except […]

An animal-and-other-stuff video

It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day, and so I present a video that starts with a squirrel and has several squirrels later on. It is in fact not just a squirrel video, but one person’s compilation of the best videos of 2018 (part 5!).  It’s 21.5 minutes long, so Judge for yourself; this one includes Chicago’s hitchhiking […]

Readers’s wildlife photos (and a video)

Reader Terry Platt sent a short movie of a big comet: As my interests include astrophotography, I thought that you might like the attached movie of Comet Wirtanen that I took on the night of December 22nd. The comet is currently making a close pass of the Earth and, despite a full moon, it was quite […]