Northern harriers in Quebec, Canada

This 28 February 2019 video from Canada is called Birds of prey of Quebec: Northern Harrier.

Some ornithologists say the northern harrier of North America is the same species as the hen harrier of Eurasia; other say they are different species.


Canadian sapsuckers help hummingbirds, video

This video says about itself:

Remarkable contribution to hummingbird survival made possible by sapsucker‘s feeding behavior in deciduous forests of North America.

A family of yellow-bellied sapsuckers seen in the footage, a type of woodpecker that lives in Eastern Canada, creates numerous tiny aligned holes in a tree deep enough to let sap out.

Trees in deciduous and broadleaf forests can sometimes be seen bearing hundred of these little holes that seem to have been made by an automated machine.

In a surprising display of the interaction between two different species in the wild, a [female ruby-throated] hummingbird is attracted to the freshly created sweet drink. It flies and hovers near it, sporadically plunging its tiny beak and visibly draining the content of the small holes. It comes in competition with a wide variety of bugs present in nature that are also attracted to the sugar-filled drink that begins leaking out of the tiny holes.

Returning sapsuckers also drink from the previously made holes while resting in place. They sometimes take advantage of the opportunistic tiny meals that are the careless ants walking around and straight to their death.

The extraordinary behavior displayed by the ruby-throated hummingbird to insure a proper diet can perhaps explain why so many nectar-drinking birds can thrive in an environment with a lack of it.

The footage was filmed in 4K Ultra High Definition in late August in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Late August is just before the ruby-throated hummingbird will be on a long autumn migration journey. The extra energy is welcome.

The yellow-bellied sapsuckers will then go south as well. I saw this species in Cuba.

Canadian winter birds, one hour video

This January 2019 video says about itself:

One hour compilation of January winter wildlife of Canada

Immerse yourself in nature with this one hour 4K video compilation of Eastern Canadian forests in winter.

Featured in this video are birds in the wild in mixed and deciduous forests. Footage was filmed in Southern Quebec during the month of January in 4K UHD and include some of the following species:

Barred Owl
Pine Grosbeak
Mourning Dove
Northern Cardinal
Black-capped Chickadee

Red fox in Quebec, Canada winter

This December 2018 video says about itself:

Red fox showing snow-dive hunting technique in the wild

The footage shows a red fox hunting in the snow in the most southern part of the province of Quebec in Canada. … In a ”spur of the moment” display of opportunistic hunting, the fox catches a prey at mark 2:53.

Winter birds in Quebec, Canada

This 21 November 2018 video says about itself:

One hour 4K video footage compilation of the nature and wildlife in early winter of Eastern Canada.

Winter has arrived early this year but some animals still thrive in the cold and snowy conditions. Footage was filmed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and shows a progression of the cold weather and the winter season moving in.

Species in this compilation include: – Eastern BluebirdGolden Crowned KingletPileated WoodpeckerBrown CreeperRed-Breasted Nuthatch.