North American warblers, identifying them

This video from the USA says about itself:

Be a Better Birder: Warbler Identification

10 July 2018

Warblers are a favorite among birders of all skill levels because they’re so rewarding. With their bright colors and globe-trotting habits, warblers add excitement to spring birding. But they often flit by quickly and can be tricky to identify.

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Young Amerikan kestrels fledge, videos

This video from the USA says about itself:

American Kestrel Chick Fledges! – July 14, 2018

One of the American Kestrel chicks fledged first thing this morning! Watch one of the younger male chicks take his first flight at 6:05 AM on July 14. At least one male chick remains in the nest after two chicks likely fledged sometime on July 13.

The American Kestrel cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab or Ornithology and the Raptor Resource Project. Four downy American Kestrel nestlings are tucked into a gravel-bottomed nest on private property near Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. The nest box is located on the side of a traditional limestone-footed barn, overlooking a rolling grassland that slopes away into folded hills and forests. Our partners at the Raptor Resource Project have watched kestrels breed at this site for over 25 years, and the wonderful combination of grassland, forest, and water that surrounds the property is an excellent example of the habitat that kestrels need to survive and thrive.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Last Kestrel Chick Takes Flight From The Nesting Box! – July 14, 2018

Nearly five hours after its sibling left the box at 6:05 AM, the final American Kestrel chick took wing at 11:44 AM and joined its siblings in the wild world outside of the nesting box! All four chicks have now fledged, and the nesting box is empty. The age of the chicks at fledging ranged from 26–29 days post-hatch. Thanks to our partners at the Raptor Resource Project and to everyone for watching and learning along with us as these tiny falcons grew from fluffballs to fledglings. Good luck out there little ones!

Insects in England, video

This video says about itself:

9 July 2018

England’s New Forest holds some of the most remarkable creatures, but you might have to look under a rock to find them. Beetles, ants, and dragonflies abound in this stunning short from filmmaker Oliver Mueller. He shot these incredible insects with custom-built equipment and used slow-motion as well as time-lapse techniques to capture them in action.

Botswana buffalo save colleague from lions

This video from Africa says about itself:

Buffalo herd saving their brother from a hungry pride of lions

20 June 2018

The herd of buffalo is estimated at between 900-1,500, so there are plenty to go around. However, as you can see, the buffalo will often come to each other’s aid. They are very dangerous and could easily kill a lion.

Credits: Conan Butcher

Taken at Duba Plains, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

Playing Bach piano for a blind elephant

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Bach on Piano for Blind Elephant

30 June 2018

Lam Duan is the name of an old blind elephant, her name means “Tree with Yellow Flowers”. Lam Duan has been blind most of her life. Lam Duan lives at Elephants World, Thailand.