Northern flickers in nestbox in the USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

25 June 2016

Yellow-Shafted Northern Flicker male and female are raising 3 or 4 babies in a Screech Owl nest box. This short documentary shows how they communicate and take care of the nestlings, using the Kyeer calls and intimate Wuck-Wuck calls and remove the fecal sacs of the chicks to keep the nest box clean.

Gray catbird sings in the USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

Gray Catbird Singing

24 June 2016

Unlike their classic cat-like “meowing call” the Gray Catbird sings much like a Mockingbird – a close relative. Unlike the Mockingbird the Catbird is often hidden in heavy cover and you probably hear its song more often than you know. But when you hear the “mewing call” there is no doubt of the Catbird’s presence.

Preschool to prison pipeline in the USA

This video says about itself:

The Preschool to Prison Pipeline

11 June 2016

Black preschoolers in the U.S. are way more likely to be suspended than their white classmates. Institutional racism in 2016.

This report documents how educational opportunities are denied to black and brown children. Schools with high percentages of minority students are less likely to have experienced teachers and high-level math and science courses. Black and Latino students are more likely to have police officers in their schools, which serves to perpetuate the school-to-prison pipeline. And even in preschool, black children are significantly more likely to be suspended than their white peers: here.

Black bear family in the USA, video

This video from the USA says about itself:

Black Bear Mother And Cubs

1 June 2016

The precious Black Bear family visits the deck about once a week as they patrol their large territory of probably several square miles. As long as one doesn’t leave out high protein food like suet they will spend a few minutes checking out a few leftover bird seeds and then move on without any fuss or trouble.

House wrens in nest box, videos

This video from the USA says about itself:

1 June 2016

A pair of House Wrens are busily building their nest in the nest box this year. Last year they nested twice – House Wrens are great birds to have around the yard as they are full of personality and eat a prodigious amount of spiders and insects – these are not seed eaters. Check out last year’s feeding frenzies on the video below.

American male birds and their youngsters

This video from the USA says about itself:

Bird Father’s Day – Caring For The Kids

30 May 2016

Father’s Day for Backyard Birds! – fledglings are everywhere now and here are a few snippets of a male Northern Cardinal, Eastern Towhee and Red Bellied Woodpecker being good fathers and either watching or feeding the little ones. The Woodpecker has the toughest job as their kids do not leave the nest (4 weeks after hatching) until nearly full grown in size, but not coordination – so they are a handful with those sharp beaks.

Drinking water in the USA, poison and cover-up

This video from the USA says about itself:

Dozens Of US Cities Caught Cheating On Drinking Water Tests

2 June 2016

Even after the Flint, Michigan water crisis it took a publication in the UK to investigate the drinking water of major American cities. What The Guardian found in their investigation of drinking water is shocking. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks discuss.

The results of an investigation by British newspaper the Guardian reveal that, in the last decade, 33 major US cities have employed water testing “cheats” deliberately aimed at hiding dangerous levels of lead in their water supply: here.