Cornwall garden birds in slow motion video


This video from Britain says about itself:

Video and Sounds for Cats and People to Watch and Listen To – Slow Motion Birds in The Gentle Rain in My Garden

Filmed in 2016

Video Produced by Paul Dinning – Wildlife in Cornwall

Including a male bullfinch, a goldfinch and others.

Thick-billed murres video


This video says about itself:

Thick-billed Murre

23 September 2016

Video by David O. Brown / Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

I was privileged to see a nesting colony of these mainly Arctic birds on Svalbard.

Beaver in Dutch Friesland video


This 17 September 2016 video shows a beaver in IJlst town in Friesland province in the Netherlands.

Dutch Voorne island birds video


This 22 September 2016 video is about birds at Spuimond nature reserve on Voorne island in the Netherlands.

Including a snipe bathing, a little egret looking for food, a kestrel on a traffic sign and many others.

Black-capped chickadee feeding, video


This video from the USA says about itself:

23 September 2016

Put some pork rind out just for fun – didn’t expect a black-capped chickadee to be the first to try it. Just a little slice of Backyard Bird life!

Texas hummingbird migration update


This video from the USA says about itself:

23 September 2016

This male Lucifer Hummingbird, curved bill and all, remains anchored to his feeder port despite all of the birds hovering around him. Did you know that some of the hummingbirds we see on cam have an average wingbeat frequency between 50-60 times per second when they’re hovering!? Their small size allows them to generate lift by using both backward and forward wing motions to “float” in the air and feed on nectar.

Watch live at http://AllAboutBirds.org/TexasHummers.

The West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam is nestled in the mountains outside Fort Davis, Texas, at an elevation of over 6200 feet. This site hosts a total of 24 Perky-Pet® Grand Master hummingbird feeders, and during peak migration can attract hundreds of hummingbirds from a dozen species that are migrating through the arid mountains.

For the past 10 years, researchers from West Texas Avian Research have been banding hummingbirds at this site and others throughout the Trans-Pecos region of Texas to study the status and distribution of hummingbirds throughout the poorly known region.

Animal abuse scandal in Germany


This German video says about itself (translated):

Shocking images from stables of agribusiness leaders – suspected animal welfare violations

22 September 2016

In stables of leading functionaries of German agricultural associations there are apparently massive animal welfare violations. That show secret recordings by animal welfare activists, made available to NDR TV and Süddeutsche Zeitung daily.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Prominent German agriculturists under fire for cruelty against animals

Today, 19:12

A newborn piglet being brutally beaten to death, pigs and turkeys with open wounds, animals bleeding to death without anesthesia. Some very prominent German agribusiness people, including a parliamentarian and agriculture association directors, have fallen into disrepute by a television report.

The images shot with hidden cameras show how animals in the holdings of these well known agriculturists are treated terribly. The recordings were made by the German campaign group Animal Rights Watch, and cover a longer period in 2015.

The images were handed over to the regional television channel NDR and the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung. Who had the material reviewed first by independent experts before publishing. “These are serious violations of the law on animal welfare and they are without any doubt, criminal”, responded veterinarian Diana Plange.

MP

These top-level managers are the presidents of the Central Association of German Pig Production and the turkey producing VDP organization and the presidents of two subdivisions of the powerful farming federation DBV. One of the two last named is also a CDU party parliamentarian in the Bundestag.

One of them has now admitted that there are problems in his business and that he regrets the images that were shown in the report.