Drinking milk while black, a crime in the USA?


This video from the USA says about itself:

Student Arrested For Drinking Milk While Black!?!?!

25 May 2016

Thom shares the story of a child who was arrested for “stealing” milk from school – despite being on the free lunch program – and asks why we are criminalizing our kids?

Eastern towhee foraging, video


This video from the USA says about itself:

19 May 2016

Eastern towhees like this splendid male spend most of their time in dense underbrush scratching at lead litter for a meal – often with both feet- all the time flashing their white tail feathers to distract any would-be predators. They can make enough noise to think someone – or something – much bigger is out there in the woods! They are most often seen in the open when the male comes out on a tree branch or phone wire to sing his glorious “Drink your tea” song which can be seen in the video below here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

7 July 2015

Eastern Towhee singing the rarer and jazzier “Drink Drink Your Tea….” call. First time I have heard and recorded this version of the call (with a cell phone) – main thing is the audio. The deeper slower traditional “Drink Your Tea” Call is a staple of Backyard summers. The faster tempo “drink – drink your tea” call was from a bird in heavy brush in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

White-breasted nuthatch at nestbox


This video from the USA says about itself:

White Breasted Nuthatch Inspects Nest Box

17 mei 2016

White Breasted Nuthatch is house shopping and dreaming of living in a big mansion, but Mr. Woodpecker is having none of it! Nuthatches are very woodpecker-like tree-dwelling little birds and do nest in cavities, but this one is just window shopping!

House wren sings, video


This video from the USA says about itself:

House Wren Song

16 May 2016

Male House Wren has claimed a nest box and has a mate and spends much of the day loudly singing his upbeat gibberish song for all backyard birds to hear. These are delightful little birds to have around as they constantly scold anyone who enters “their territory” while mating and raising their young. Often producing two broods a season these little birds eat a prodigious amount of insects and spiders.

American northern flicker drumming, video


This video from the USA says about itself:

15 May 2016

Northern Flickers use real man-made steel drums – metal chimney caps – that makes them intelligent “tool-users” and likely among the loudest woodpecker drummers in the world. But loud doesn’t begin to describe what the 15-minute long drumming and calling sessions sound like inside the house whose chimney top is used as a drum. Enjoy this short documentary and imagine what this sounds like at the break of dawn as a male Northern Flicker defends his territory, mate and nest box!