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Wild Bird Watching, Issue #003 -- Re-Live The Cardinal Fledging
May 20, 2009


It's been ten long days since our little one (Cardinal/Cowbird) left the nest. But there's good news, you can re-live the whole experience!

After hours and hours of editing, there are now 6 short videos covering most of the Cardinal happenings. There's even video from outside the nest. So you'll get an idea of the whole event, inside and out of the nest.

One other thing, there are links beside each video that will give you an opportunity to leave a comment about the video. It will take you to YouTube to leave your comment. So don't be shy, let me know what you think of the videos.

I would also like to take the time to thank all the people that spent time in the chat room, boy was that fun. Feels like we all became friends in that short 30 day span.

So, when you've got some time to sit back and relax, take a trip down memory lane at:

Cardinal Cam Replay

And if you missed it all together, take a look and see what brought us all together.


Robin Cam

This past Saturday, 5-16-09, our baby Robins fledge the nest with one final jump and, with what seemed like confident wing flapping.

Lucky us, we caught the last two leaving on video and have it available for you on our Attracting Robins page. It's only a couple of minutes long but I think you'll get a kick out of seeing them fledge. Here's the link:

Robin Video


What's Next?

You know, when you lead off with something as neat as a once-in-a-lifetime event like our Cardinal Cam, it's a hard act to follow.

I'm working with some folks who have a live cam but are not familiar with live streaming to the web. We'll just have to see how that goes.


On The Website

Still adding bird videos on the species account pages as I get them done.

I recently added a short video of an Indigo Bunting. You can watch it by clicking on this link:

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Buntings are a pretty blue bird and fairly secretive. I felt fortunate to get this video even though there's too much movement in the video.

I've spent so much time editing Cardinal Cam videos that I didn't get much else done. I've got more videos of other birds to add and hope to get to them soon, stay tuned. ------------------------------------------------


It's time to get those hummingbird feeders cleaned and hung if you haven't already. No real need to buy prepared commercial nectar when you can easily make your own. If you need the recipe you'll find it on the website here:

Nectar Recipe

Check out some of the feeders while you're at it. Male Hummingbirds will chase other hummingbirds away from the feeder so having a couple of feeders helps.

You can check a few Hummingbird feeders out here:

Hummingbird Feeders ----------------------------------------------------

Motivation Time

We are still in the nesting stage of our backyard birds. Some are starting their second clutches and others are still just getting started.

Keep looking, you'll see the adults flying over with food in their bills hurrying back to their young. See how many different species are near you. Write them down and visit the website to learn more about them.


Until Next Time, Happy Birding

Gene Planker

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