Great Blue Herons have returned to the same nest at Cornell’s HQ, something they have done for the last 4 years. The staff there are able to watch these amazing birds from their offices, but to share them with us they have installed a streaming cam that can be viewed 24 hours a day.
Last night at around 7:30 p.m., the heron laid her first egg! Tune in to keep watching for the next eggs. Great Blue Herons typically lay eggs every two days, sometimes three, until the clutch is complete. After that it will be 25–30 days before the chicks hatch, and they will spend another 7–8 weeks in the nest before they fledge.
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I haven’t been out for a few weeks, so do not have much to write about. But, I was told about this video today and thought I would share it on this blog.
Sir David Attenborough narrates “What a Wonderful World” to a collection of clips from the BBC Wildlife department, which is based in my home town of Bristol.
… I thought it might be a nice idea to put some of my favourite images into a little slideshow. This is the first one I have made and it incorporates 2010 and 2011.
EDIT: I have now revamped the original, pixelated version and although I lost the music I think that this one has a much better image quality to it. If you want to view with a soundtrack simply find a track in your music collection that is 5 minutes and 8 seconds long and listen as you watch! It should open in a separate window and display a little animation to show it is opening. Happy 2012 everyone!!
I was sent this video today and thought it was absolutely hilarious! All those long lenses pointed in the wrong direction and all that was needed was a wide angle lens and some awareness of what is around you!! I actually laughed out loud at the end when the deer poses for the photographer – very, very funny!