Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Bird Clickfest!





I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.~ Henry David Thoreau



The name of this bird is the Western Meadowlark. I love this bird! It is common where I live. Years ago when I lived on the farm, one of these beautiful birds used to visit me and sing every morning while I fed my horses their grain. Toss away those ear mops and ipods. When Joe was little my eldest son went through his rap music period. I made him wear headphones to listen to it. Joe called the headphones ear mops and I still call them that. The sounds of nature are wonderful. Click on the link below to listen to a 2 second. Yes, I said second. A two second sound bite from this wonderful bird. After you listen to the meadowlark use your back arrow to return to this page.
www.humboldtredwoods.org/images/Western_Meadowlark.wav


I am just surfing around and I found some things to share. Get your clicker finger ready. I am going to direct you to a few interesting places. Sit back and enjoy. First you will view a short video of a King Eider resting and preening. This little clip is just ducky! I love the little tail wag at the end of the video. Turn your volume up I think i can hear him make a cute noise with the tail wag like wooohoo! It is only a 2 minute video it is worth the click.


Of course it is a two minute video if you watch it once. My daughter is wanting to watch this character over and over and over. There is a part of the video where he takes a foot out of the water. I thought it looked like he was waving. I told Jaycee he is waving and she said, "No Mamma he is shivering!" She is laghing and laughing as she watches the video. I may have to place a shortcut on my desktop.

Click on the link below to watch and listen to this cheeky ducky. After you watch the duck, click the back arrow on your explorer bar to return to this web page.
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/video/OSD145-1.html


This video is ten seconds, if you only watch it once, tee hee. Click the link to watch and listen to a Great Reed Warbler.
http://birdseen.co.uk/images/videoclips/greatreedwarbler.wmv


This little birdie can sing. I loved this ten second video of the Common Chiffchaff.
http://birdseen.co.uk/images/videoclips/chiffchaff.wmv
This next link is a ten second video of the Canary Islands Chiffchaff.
http://birdseen.co.uk/images/videoclips/canarychifchaff.wmv


Drum roll. For the final two videos these are Puffins. They are a sea bird and only land to lay and egg and nurture their young for 21-39 days. They spend their life at sea. A few of them were tagged and tracked and they did not come back to land for 3 years! Jaycee really likes this one. She said the birds are kissing.
http://www.projectpuffin.org/movies/Atlantic_puffins_billing02.htm
And in this final link music was added to the video and it is tastefully done.
http://www.projectpuffin.org/movies/scenes_from_the_film02.html

That is all I have for today. If you have not had enough then the link below will direct you to the site where you can watch 10 second videos of many other birds. *waves

http://www.birdseen.co.uk/videoclips.htm

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