Monday, November 07, 2005

Cardinals show affection

This video shows a male and a female during the mating and brooding season feeding each other seeds on the feeder. They appear to be in love, the way they so sweetly pass the seeds back and forth. It's hard to tell who's is feeding whom. It is great fun to watch! They are so cute.


http://homepage.mac.com/alarson2/BC070405.mp4

Blog Looks Funny


A problem has come to my attention. I have learned that this blog and probably many others on the blog site do not look right when viewed on some people's computers. This image on the top left is a screenshot of what the blog looks like on my computer when viewed with either the FireFox or Safari Web Browsers. If you are using WindowsXP, and the blog does not look like this, try using Firefox as your browser. It's free and it is very nice. Modern!

This picture with the blue around the edges is what the blog looks like with AOL's web browser and with MS IE. Oh, Nice! as Onslow would say.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Cardinals feeding their babies, 08/08/05

The following 5 links, all shown in this post, will connect you to 15 minutes of male and female cardinals feeding their babies sunflower seeds on my feeder. Filmed this past summer on the 8th of August, the 5 videos are each 3 minutes long. I thought it would be more efficient to make 5 short videos than one long one.
http://homepage.mac.com/alarson2/BC080805.mp4
http://homepage.mac.com/alarson2/BC080805a.mp4
http://homepage.mac.com/alarson2/BC080805b.mp4
http://homepage.mac.com/alarson2/BC080805c.mp4
http://homepage.mac.com/alarson2/BC080805d.mp4

Thursday, November 03, 2005

BirdCam 110205 Cardinals

I tweaked the video settings for this one a bit. Changed it from keyframe every 30 seconds to keyframe every 24 seconds. Greek to me. Let's see if it opens any faster. Probably crash your computer!

The cardinals closed up the feeder again tonight and the hood was a little quieter so we can actually hear the birds a little.

Click the link below to go to the movie:

http://homepage.mac.com/alarson2/BC110205.mp4

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Christmas Towhee

I was looking through some older videos and I came across this one of a Towhee up on the feeder. That is very unusual. These guys are heard but not seen very often so it is a real treat when one shows his "whole self" somewhere he can actually be watched for a few minutes. This was recorded last Christmas Day. Click the link below to view the movie:
http://homepage.mac.com/alarson2/Towhee.mp4

Testing 1234

The image to the left is a hyperlink- you should be able to click it and open the video the way they opened before- that is, slowly. I am going to try to make this text link a hyperlink without messing up the streaming video- so click it and see what happens.

http://homepage.mac.com/alarson2/BC103105.mp4

Good luck. Oh, and by the way, the cardinals are still as lovely as ever- the neighborhood kids have been out playing at cardinal time lately so there is a lot of "unnatural" noise on this one.