Thursday, June 21, 2012

Our Two Nests!

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Here at Bird Watcher's Digest we're intently watching two different—vastly different—birds' nests. One of them has growing nestlings approaching their fledging date. The other nest is still being built.

Our soon-to-fledge nest is a red-shouldered hawk effort, complete with three age-disparate nestlings. Here's a short video clip to show how this nest looks today (Thursday, June 21).

And here is a longer clip of the second nest, which a ruby-throated hummingbird female is busy building right outside my office window at BWD.

Both of these clips were taken with my iPhone 4s camera using a Macguyver'd iPhone camera adapter and my spotting scope.

It's really nice to be able to watch this all unfolding from my workplace. A distraction that makes working inside a tad more enjoyable.


On June 21, 2012 at 3:34 PM pambirds said...

Those are awesome nests and very appropriate that those birds chose to nest by your office!

On June 21, 2012 at 7:16 PM cyberthrush said...

you get PAID to do this!? (life's not fair).
...may have to change the name of your workplace to Bird Voyeur's Digest.

On June 22, 2012 at 12:40 AM euthymic said...

Very interesting, watching these birds' cribs. Your blog is educational but in a way that can easily be understood by newbies like me:)

On June 22, 2012 at 8:06 AM Anonymous said...

So cool to watch these two nests! Life is good!
BTW I also watched the lense cleaning kit well you know bread crumbs, mayo, and snickers bars......hehehe

Kathy in Delray Beach

On June 22, 2012 at 4:00 PM pet food said...

The birds find your place safe for them because they build their little houses there. Good for you because looking at them can make you relax and remove stress from work.

On June 28, 2012 at 5:40 PM Kelly's Birdhpuses said...

You have the life to able to do this while you're at work