Today we participated in a Rockford Bird Club (NCIOS) sanctioned field trip to Starved Rock State Park (near LaSalle/Peru, Illinois) to search for odd gulls and Bald Eagles. Of course the wind was blowing hard, making for a fun battle against the cold to filter through the hordes of gulls. But before the search could
Side-by-side comparison of an American Goldfinch (left) and Pine Siskin who were hanging out on our thistle feeder. This was digiscoped with the Birdfreak Swarovski Digiscoping Setup through a window. Camera was our Nikon Coolpix 5100 (point-and-shoot). Video clip also through the scope and Nikon camera. View all our videos which include not only birds
Our backyard Downy Woodpeckers have been busy the last few weeks feeding and taking care of their young. Here the male does a little cleanup. Includes slow motion! Downy Woodpecker Cleaning Up from birdfreak on Vimeo.
This video was shot on our Nikon Coolpix 5100 so the quality isn’t that great but it is of Jeff Corwin discussing crocidilians and a group of kids holding an American Alligator! Jeff Corwin Shows us the American Alligator from birdfreak on Vimeo.
When it rains it pours and when it pours, American Robins are happy. This was a couple weeks ago when the rain turned our yard into a lake. American Robin – CNP from birdfreak on Vimeo.
Common Loon at Rock Cut State Park (with camera shutters and a lot of wind & rain in the background) Common Loon from birdfreak on Vimeo.
This Song Sparrow was belting out his wonderful song when he flew to a new perch to try out a different variation. Song Sparrow – Variable Songs from birdfreak on Vimeo.
Video starring a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker This video was shot in our backyard nature preserve. It is over 2 minutes long but shows a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker drilling holes and drinking out of them in our birch tree. Enjoy and please share with others! Yellow-bellied Sapsucker from birdfreak on Vimeo. Background noise includes: Dark-eyed Junco, House Sparrow,