Saturday, August 15, 2009

Birding hacks

We've been enjoying the family nesting in our backyard, but couldn't always enjoy it from the backyard because the mom bird was always very anxious when we were around.

 So we devised a video camera solution to capture some of the feeding action. We borrowed a planting stake from Mel's Green Garden and strapped the Flip to it using a miniature tripod.

 We videoed about thirty minutes of the bird house and managed to capture quite a few feedings. Then we fed it into movie maker to cut out most of the dead time. Too bad, we couldn't capture the time the mom spent sitting on top of the camera!

 Enjoy...

 [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-pT_GXWfhI?wmode=transparent]


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