Austrian butterflies on video


This video shows a sooty copper butterfly in the Pitztal valley in Austria.

This video shows a sooty copper butterfly, subalpinus subspecies, in the Pitztal valley in Austria.

Northern cardinal fledgling video


This video from the USA says about itself:

28 August 2016

Newly fledged Northern Cardinal is still being fed by the parents while learning what food is good to eat by trial and error. This is the second brood for these Cardinals – by leaving the nest in late August the young will have plenty of time to be ready for winter. Blue Jays, Woodpeckers and Cardinals all have had two broods this year.

Biggest Daubenton’s bats colony found


This video shows Daubenton’s bats at the Kapellbrücke bridge in Lucerne in Switzerland in 2007.

Research has found out that the biggest Daubenton’s bats colony in the Netherlands is in the church of Metslawier village in Friesland province: 270 bats.

These animals eat mainly moths and mosquitoes.

Starling nestboxes around football grounds


This July 2016 video is about hanging nest boxes for starlings around the office of the Dutch football association.

Translated from BirdLife in the Netherlands:

23 August 2016 – Dutch football association KNVB calls on its members to hang up nest boxes for starlings around the soccer grounds. Starlings eat larvae that damage the fields. The association gave a good example and put a number of nest boxes around their head office in Zeist. BirdLife in the Netherlands supports this call because things go badly for starlings.

Birds at Cornell University feeders, USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

Species Diversity at the Cornell Feeders

17 August 2016

We had a nice display of species diversity in this short clip taken from the Cornell Feeder Watch cam this afternoon! Can you name them all? Answers Below!

Did you guess right? We observed a Northern Cardinal (female), Mourning Dove, House Finch, Common Grackle, and Downy Woodpecker!

Bird migration in Israel, video


This 26 August 2016 video is about bird migration in Israel.