A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Feeding Frenzy

Here is a video of the bird activity in our yard. Mainly I wanted to show the covey of California Quail feeding. I tried to cut out a portion in the middle but wasn't able to figure out how to do so. I am still learning at this, so you are stuck with the entire 2:43 minutes. Also I was filming through the glass doors and there is some reflection. I haven't gained the bird's trust entirely yet to be outside. I could crack the slider open a bit but then I am dealing with Sinbad sticking his head outside. I have enough to deal with already just trying to film, I certainly do not need his help.


  1. loved this! we just don't get to see quail here - and certainly not those beautiful cali quails! i like your feeding area and the platform feeder.

    do you get purple finches there or was that a dark house finch i saw?

  2. Hi John ...I don't mind the length..I loved watching the Quails
    ...so darn cute they are... I like watching them scratching away ..looks like they can eat up quite a bit of feed lol!!
    Some of your other birds are the same as I have!
    Very nice to see thanks

  3. Wow it looks like a wild time at the buffet.

  4. Hi there - nice video. Can’t claim any plan for the image of the osprey and fish - but who am I to complain. I think the element of luck is ever present in our pictures.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

  5. Great video and I love the quail. they look like they are on a feeding frenzy there. Are the finches the Lesser goldfinch? I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  6. That was fun to watch, not too long at all! You have a wonderful spot to view them from.

  7. it looks so summer-like there. are those shrubs wrapped to protect them from deer nibbling? well the quail are fun to watch. I bet Sinbad likes to sit at the glass doors and check them out. Their feathers are beautiful. thanks for the video.


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