Videos of Barn Swallows from Bird’s Eye Perspective Show Their Beautiful Plumage

The Barn Swallows ((Hirundo Rustica) are a familiar sight to many people. These amazing aerial acrobats are skilled in catching flying insects like a boss and over the centuries, have become habituated to living near humans. The birds migrate to warm climates for winter, but upon their return, they frequently fly above our heads with … Continue reading “Videos of Barn Swallows from Bird’s Eye Perspective Show Their Beautiful Plumage”

Eurasian Jay (Garrulus Glandarius) – Shy Corvid Who Mimics Buzzards and Other Birds

When I was filming the video about the Scarlet Elf Cup, my narration for the video was interrupted a few times by a call of a Eurasian Jay mimicking a Buzzard. I made a video about Common Buzzards as well. They are the most wide spread bird of prey in my part of Europe. In … Continue reading “Eurasian Jay (Garrulus Glandarius) – Shy Corvid Who Mimics Buzzards and Other Birds”

Common Buzzards Return from Migration, Flying Overhead and Making Calls

Common Buzzards (Buteo Buteo) are a species of medium-sized raptors. They are the most abundant bird of prey in Europe. Even though Buzzards are year round residents in most of Europe, they disappeared from my woods last fall and there were no signs of them throughout the entire winter. Then as spring started to slowly … Continue reading “Common Buzzards Return from Migration, Flying Overhead and Making Calls”

Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter Nisus) – Bird of Prey Who Hunts My Songbirds

As you may remember from my previous videos, I have been helping the non-migratory songbirds get through the winter. I did that by adding sunflower seeds to the birdhouse beside my house. The birds, consisting mostly of three different types of tits, but also of tree sparrows, and several species of woodpeckers, have been eating … Continue reading “Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter Nisus) – Bird of Prey Who Hunts My Songbirds”

Birding and Ornitherapy – How to Improve Health Watching Wild Birds

In two of my previous videos I hinted to the fact that birdwatching, or birding as it’s sometimes referred to, has scientifically proven health benefits. Those were the videos about feeding fat balls to the tits and sparrows in winter, and the compilation of the woodpeckers chiseling on trees. In this video I take a … Continue reading “Birding and Ornitherapy – How to Improve Health Watching Wild Birds”

Bird Droppings Reveal Nesting Location of Woodpecker Decker

Woodpecker Decker, who was introduced in Episode 01 of My Adventures at the Injured Badger Hole, and given a name in Episode 07, has been my most loyal wilderness companion in part of the forest surrounding the sett of the injured badger. Being a Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos Major), he’s strongly territorial. It’s in his … Continue reading “Bird Droppings Reveal Nesting Location of Woodpecker Decker”

Great Spotted Woodpecker Feeds on Sunflower Seeds Alongside Tits and Sparrows

Feeding birds in winter is what I do for the little fellas when the snow covers the ground and these non-migratory passerines, who brighten my days with their beautiful songs, have a hard time finding their own food to survive the harsh cold months. I started feeding the birds by filling the birdhouse on a … Continue reading “Great Spotted Woodpecker Feeds on Sunflower Seeds Alongside Tits and Sparrows”

Fat Balls for Birds – Feeding Tits and Sparrows in Winter

In an earlier video I showed how I feed the non-migratory birds who live in the thujas beside my house in winter. The birds involved are mostly small perching songbirds (passerines). I have three types of Tits (Great Tits – Parus Major, Blue Tits – Cyanistes Caeruleus, and Willow Tits – Poecile Montanus) who rely … Continue reading “Fat Balls for Birds – Feeding Tits and Sparrows in Winter”