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Post by macdoum » August 13th, 2011, 1:27 am

Liis thank you for all that translating. :bow:

Now,has anyone ever heard of The Lesser Kestrel ?
I saw a documentary on TV tonight about these neat little falcons who migrate (partly) to Senegal.
I found some videos on the internet,you must agree its a beautiful bird.
http://wn.com/Falco_naumanni
Wiki. says
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_Kestrel
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Post by macdoum » August 16th, 2011, 12:04 am

If you want to know where the Cuckoos went (from the U.K.) you can follow here.. :mrgreen:

http://blog.birdguides.com/2011/08/all- ... frica.html

Thats if you really want to know. :innocent:
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Post by macdoum » August 18th, 2011, 1:00 am

The animals and birds that mate for life. A few small videos from the BBC. :thumbs:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/adaptations ... s#p00484mh
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Post by macdoum » August 18th, 2011, 7:24 pm

macdoum wrote::rolleyes: A penguin has lost his way... and turned up in new Zealand.

Read all about it.;
http://news.aol.co.uk/world-news/story/ ... h/1858843/
The penguin was named Happy feet is to hitch a lift on a research vessel to go home. :D

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/animal-mag ... -23350957/
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Post by alice44 » August 19th, 2011, 9:28 am

macdoum wrote:Liis thank you for all that translating. :bow:

Now,has anyone ever heard of The Lesser Kestrel ?
I saw a documentary on TV tonight about these neat little falcons who migrate (partly) to Senegal.
I found some videos on the internet,you must agree its a beautiful bird.
http://wn.com/Falco_naumanni
Wiki. says
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_Kestrel
:D
The first video that played reminded me of Tormi getting banded. When the camera got too close the made a little hissing click noise and snapped its wings toward the camera/person. It was almost like the bird lost its voice due to fear. When the camera backed off the bird gave a louder scream.

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Post by Kitty KCMO » September 5th, 2011, 7:25 am

There is a webcam site with a koi pond & birdfeeders in a Kansas suburb of Kansas City, Missouri (my city) that I watch often. Tonight I checked, & there was a young raccoon cub hanging from one of the feeders, busy sticking its little hand into the hole on the side of the feeder to grab seeds. It was funny to watch this. If anyone wants to look at this site, it has three streaming wildlife cams & a discussion board. It is a fun site: http://www.tomnliz.com/Livecam/
Be aware that there are adverts that come on this site as it is streamed through Ustream servers.

Here is the video of the raccoon that I recorded.

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Post by macdoum » September 21st, 2011, 8:24 pm

News from the BBC this morning.
Baby squirrels rescued from storm Katia;

:loveshower:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/15000348
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Post by alice44 » September 26th, 2011, 9:35 pm

Something a bit different

After watching venegor's video at the Tallin Zoo, I watched series of videos on Snow Leopards in Pakistan. They are amazing (the cats especially -- but seeing the work to see them is interesting) although I have not yet found 4 parts that go together correctly to make the whole.

edit: this seems to be the first of 6 parts maybe all of them are here now. There is lots of talking but there are some good shots. (an eagle flying and calling)


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Post by macdoum » September 27th, 2011, 3:19 am

alice44 wrote:Something a bit different

After watching venegor's video at the Tallin Zoo, I watched series of videos on Snow Leopards in Pakistan. They are amazing (the cats especially -- but seeing the work to see them is interesting) although I have not yet found 4 parts that go together correctly to make the whole.

edit: this seems to be the first of 6 parts maybe all of them are here now. There is lots of talking but there are some good shots. (an eagle flying and calling)


Thank you Alice. :D Yes six episodes are all there...scroll down and see the next and then,same again.
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Post by alice44 » September 28th, 2011, 7:59 am

At first I found a version posted by someone else, but with this one the whole thing is there. I think it is great -- I will watch it again. I keep seeing bits of that wonderful leopard in my Sammy, who is curled up on my desk just in front of the monitor.

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Post by alice44 » September 28th, 2011, 8:02 am

A lion saves her cub.

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http://animaltracks.today.com/_news/201 ... ve-her-cub
There are a number of images.

The image of the other pride members looking down, and realizing it is just too dangerous for them to try is especially touching.

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Post by macdoum » September 28th, 2011, 6:25 pm

If you want to know,really want :rolleyes: to see where the Cuckoos are wintering you can see here.

http://www.bto.org/science/migration/tr ... o-tracking
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Post by macdoum » October 1st, 2011, 1:28 am

You can see the herd of elephants in San Diego Zoo on their newest webcam;

http://www.sdzsafaripark.org/video/elephant_cam.html

If you scroll down you can see a video of the baby elephant born a few days ago.
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Post by macdoum » November 22nd, 2011, 3:13 am

A baby Rhino was born ? today in The Netherlands.Its tiny and can hardly stand yet. :D They have their very own camera;

http://www.babyneushoorn.nl/webcam-3

Perhaps someone from the NL can explain more ? :2thumbsup:

edit; It is suckling right now. later.. Mother Rhino lying down..is this normal ?

editx2 http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2 ... nterne.php
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Post by alice44 » November 22nd, 2011, 3:48 am

Both are lying down and the mother's ears are twitching.

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Post by macdoum » November 24th, 2011, 5:51 pm

Automnwatch are doing today some birdwatching live

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/uk/webcams/
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Post by macdoum » November 27th, 2011, 12:22 am

PHOEBE is back with a new nest and ? two eggs since yesterday. :loveshower:

http://phoebeallens.com/

( Phoebe Allen is a Hummingbird that nests regurlary in a rose-bush in California )
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Post by alice44 » November 27th, 2011, 6:28 am

Does this poor bird not know it is winter -- almost?

I read the info I guess they nest in winter. I am surprised that there are enough flowers. But the resident hummingbirds seem to find food here in winter -- they focus on the pines and ornamental evergreens and of course some people feed them. If it freezes my parents bring the food in at night and then put it out in the morning.

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Post by macdoum » December 9th, 2011, 3:25 am

alice44 wrote:Does this poor bird not know it is winter -- almost?

I read the info I guess they nest in winter. I am surprised that there are enough flowers. But the resident hummingbirds seem to find food here in winter -- they focus on the pines and ornamental evergreens and of course some people feed them. If it freezes my parents bring the food in at night and then put it out in the morning.
Alice,I remember Phoebe is said to nest about 5 times a year. Usually. :shock:
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Post by macdoum » December 9th, 2011, 3:27 am

Webcams around the world I haven't looked but its said to be good,even see your hometown on there. !

http://www.scottishwebcamslive.com/world_webcams.htm
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