Started by Mozart, July 19, 2009, 09:34:22 PM
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Quote from: O Mensch on July 20, 2009, 07:25:55 AMThat entire documentary series, "The Life of Birds", is amazing and well worth the investment for the DVDs if you have any interest in nature or birds. There is amazing footage of all sorts of rare birds, as well as familiar birds doing things you didn't know they did.
Quote from: Josquin des Prez on July 20, 2009, 08:28:32 AMMost underrated bird ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGPGknpq3e0
Quote from: O Mensch on July 20, 2009, 08:57:30 AMBirds are amazing. That's why I spend many of my weekends and free days getting up early and photographing them. Some recent ones: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mvk116/sets/72157617905517384/
Quote from: secondwind on July 20, 2009, 10:43:32 AMReally, really nice bird shots, Mensch! The tanagers are spectacular, and I can't believe the shots you got of warblers! When I see warblers, they are just unidentifiable little dots bouncing around in the tree tops! And, of course, singing.
Quote from: O Mensch on July 20, 2009, 11:06:18 AMThanks! I am lucky to live in Chicago. There is a little tip of land that sticks into Lake Michigan that is a great "migrant trap". Because small songbirds will avoid flying over water if at all possible and the prevailing westerly winds push them against the lake as they migrate north, they find themselves stuck between the lake and the immense urban sprawl of Chicago. So small nature preserves along the lakeshore like Montrose Point become magnets. During migration in mid-May you can observe some thirty species of warblers there as they pass through within a one to two week window. As the trees there are all very short, you can see most of them at eye level, and since the birds are crazy hungry from migration they are so preoccupied with feeding that they don't mind you getting a bit closer as long as you don't make jerky and jittery movements.
Quote from: MishaK on July 20, 2009, 10:07:32 AMMessiaen on birds:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QdgUJss9BUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkKrD9knBvU&feature=related
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