Sunday, October 30, 2011

Crows at Dawn - video

Yesterday morning I was up early as usual and started to hear a tremendous, raucous cawing at the back of the house. I stepped onto the deck and could see in the early light what at first seemed to be dozens of crows at the tops of the neighbor's cottonwood trees but eventually proved to be a couple of hundred or more. Here's a look -- and a listen.

Friday, October 28, 2011

What Stealth!

Action here on Penelopedia has been so slow of late that people (at least, people named Dan) have started asking me if I'm okay. All is well, but the zoom on my camera is sticking and things have been busy. I hope to have a proper new post soon, but in the meantime, I will share this wonderful video by Clay Taylor, which I heard about from Birdchick (via Facebook), who called it Best Green Heron Video Ever. Very nicely captured, Clay!