Today was my second visit to this amazing little nest in the city! I spent 2-1/2 hours to take a handful of photos and this 5 minute video.
Mom was sitting on the nest when I arrived and 1.5 hours later she was still there... wow.. Then suddenly she decided to forage for food (which is generally a combination of tiny insects and nectar) She spent about 40 minutes foraging and at least 3 times during that period, I heard her wings, thought she was returning and clicked on the record button, but turned out she was just checking the nest. I shot about 25 minutes of just the nest on video before deciding to head home. Then as I was taking down my camera gear I heard her in the next yard. I quickly got the video going and just like that she arrived... but I was in plain view and she literally froze. She and I were both like the preverbal Deer in the Headlights... After several seconds I slipped away and out of her sight, but you won't see her feed the 2 youngsters until the 4-1/2 minute mark.
There are many sweet birds singing in the background and on this clip, I turned off the internal camera stabilizers and auto focus so the sound quality is better than the last one.
You can view this directly on youtube if you want a larger image by clicking on the youtube link on the bottom right of the video frame one you load it. Thank you for all of your comments and likes ... Its a real pleasure to be able to peek into these tiny lives and share these moments with you! I will try to bring you updates every 4 days or so ..
All the very best... TerryV
Can you spot the nest???
Summer 2023.. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 10 photography blogs in Canada.
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