.......................................................................................... VIDEO CLIPS OF WILDLIFE CAPTURED DURING MY WALKS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE...........................................................................................

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

House Sparrows feeding their young

A pair of House Sparrows feeding their noisy youngsters in a nest box.


Apologies for the background noise... road traffic and aeroplanes.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Magpie (Pica pica)

Magpie on my garden feeder


They can't resist the meal worms I put out on the feeders... beautiful birds to see close up.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)

The Red Deer herd... Tatton Park Cheshire


The video was captured just after the rutting season had finished.

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Robin sitting in the hole in my garden fence.................................................

My little garden Robin loves to sit in the hole in my fence.


Lots of birds use it to come and go in my garden... the fence is long overdue a replacement.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Butterflies

Butterflies in the Northwich Woodlands


Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Comma, Red Admiral and Gatekeeper.
The butterfly on Camera Critters is a Small Tortoiseshell.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Blue Tit on my door handle

A little Blue Tit on my patio door handle... it looks like he was having a problem with his own reflection. 


It was lovely to watch and went on for over a week.

The Bird D'pot

Monday, 16 December 2013

Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)

Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)


Captured in my local woods... 
...lovely little birds to watch circling up the trunk and larger branches of trees in the search of insects and spiders.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Wigeon Cormorant and Moorhen............................ Moore Nature Reserve

A few of the birds I saw from the hide during my recent visit to Moore Nature Reserve.


Moore has a very impressive bird count... all five owl species of British owl and all three species of woodpecker.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Four species of tit sharing a feeder....................... Moore Nature Reserve

I took this video of the birds feeding on a suet ball back at Moore Nature Reserve during the winter of 2009
It was captured with my little point and shoot camera through my spotting scope.

The four species feeding are Blue Tits, Great Tits and Coal Tit with Long-tailed Tits in good numbers.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Busy on the garden feeder

It's a clip I have shared before of a cheap feeder that was a great success in my garden...
... before the squirrels destroyed it.


All the birds enjoyed using it... apart from the little Blue Tit at the end of the clip... he couldn't work it out.

The Bird D'pot

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) caterpillar

Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar


The caterpillars feed on Ragwort... a poisonous plant which makes them toxic to predators.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)



Sparrowhawk bathing... Moore Nature Reserve.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Common Toad (Bufo bufo)



I captured these clips at Moore Nature Reserve... the habitat is fantastic for all species of wildlife.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

A winter walk.......................................................... feeding the local wildlife

This is probably the first video clip I shared on my blog " rambles with a camera "
It was taken in November 2010 at the start of a very cold winter.


 It's was my Dr Dolittle moment and one of the few times I actually appear in person on my videos.
It was midweek and I was all alone in Marbury Counrty Park... well alone with the wildlife.
The video was fun to make and the highlight had to be the Robin feeding from my hand.

Our World Tuesday

Blackbird (Turdus merula)

Blackbirds feeding in my garden


Blackbirds feeding in my garden The male is matt black with a yellow bill and eye ring.
 The female is dark brown with darker wings and tail.... beautiful birds I have nesting in my garden.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

Grey Squirrels in my local woods.


I don't mind seeing them while out and about... there just a bit of a nuisance in my garden.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Swans preening

A short clip of a Black and Mute Swan preening at Moore Nature Reserve a couple of summers ago.



I have had Black Swans on a couple of my local pools for a few years now... lovely birds to see.

The Bird D'pot

Monday, 25 November 2013

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

A short video clip of the mating Great Crested Grebes on the River Weaver.
The female has got her mating platform ready... she just has to get the male to respond.


No luck for the poor lass as I was recording this clip...
... it made me smile watching her plopping herself down in anticipation.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Coot (Fulica atra)

Cute Coots



Coots feeding their young Moore Nature Reserve Cheshire... lovely little chicks to see.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Little Egrets (Egretta garzetta)

Little Egrets Moore Nature Reserve Cheshire


I captured this clip of a family of Little Egrets handheld... I have tried to use a tripod ever since.

The Bird D'pot

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Magpie (Pica pica)

Magpie on my garden feeder


They can't resist the meal worms I put out on the feeders... beautiful birds to see close up.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba)

Pied Wagtail Moore Nature Reserve Cheshire


These clips were captured a couple of years ago on a really hot summers day

Monday, 18 November 2013

Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

Long-tailed Tit on my log feeder


Probably the cutest little bird I see in my garden.... and usually in good numbers.

Wild Bird Wednesday

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Grey Heron hunting for food on the River Weaver Cheshire.



The opening shot shows off the zoom of my little camcorder... you can also hear me capturing still shots.
It isn't the most graceful lunge to try to catch a fish... the walk of shame afterwards was fun to watch.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Twelve Months of Wildlife

A shorter version of my video 12 months in 12 minutes.


This version is under (just) 7 minutes in length... it features all the wildlife I captured with my camcorder from the severe early winter of November 2010 until the deer rut at Tatton Park during October 2011.

Camera Critters

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Martin Mere WWT

A short clip of the birds at the Wetlands and Wildlife Trusts reserve Martin Mere Lancashire



This was captured during November 2011... Whooper Swans were in good numbers.
They feed the wild birds around 3pm every day... don't have the sound too loud as they are very noisy.

The Bird D'pot

Asian Small-clawed Otter (Aonyx cinerea)

The Chestnut Centre Conservation and Wildlife Park Derbyshire.



Sunday, 10 November 2013

Red Deer (Cervus elaphus)

The Red Deer herd... Tatton Park Cheshire



The video was captured just after the rutting season had finished.

Our World Tuesday

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)

Song Thrush singing in my local woodlands.


A lovely little bird I am lucky to have had nesting in my garden.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)

One of Britain's smallest birds with an astonishingly loud song.