While at the refuge to see the Falcated Duck (click on that if you missed the post) I also shot some video of other bird activity which I'll have here throughout the next couple of weeks. Practice makes
perfect for better viewing for you the audience. This first video is just a overview panning the area from the viewing platform. The platform by the way was not a good place to be for taking photos. With people walking about, the movement was transferred up through the tripod and shaking the cameras. Being on solid ground was best for filming and individual shots with the DLSR and long lens. No music this time so you can hear the birds squawking, people talking and cameras clicking thus getting a real sense of the scene.
And where is the Falcated Duck in all of this you ask? He had just motored by and parked himself behind the far off island for a snooze. I had to pee real bad when I arrived. I took care of business and when I walked up to the platform with all my gear, there he was putt-putting across real close and I couldn't get either of my cameras set up and adjusted in time, resulting in crappy shots and no video. The shots I used on the post was after I had made a loop of the refuge and he was further away. Damn bladder!