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Friday, 7 June 2013

Swifts -Meet and Greet

A short video of the Swifts in the loft the usual scream as they meet , the quality is not good I am trying to record in different formats to improve the capture rate, working with video is a nightmare there are so many formats , you have to accept these are taken in total darkness,it looks as though they can see each other but they can't that's why there is so much "touchy feely", I may try and introduce a very low light source at some stage . Towards the end you can just see the egg ,how they don't get trampled and broken is purely down to egg design , ain't nature marvellous 
video

2 comments:

Johnnykinson said...

Great stuff Brian. Just like watching Soringwatch on the red button. You can tell it's a good natural history video as there are flies crawling about the place. A must for all nesting shots.

Northumbrian Birding said...


Thanks John, Yes those flies are those horrible flat flies that seem to plague Swifts which is one of the reasons they are so fidgety when in the nest .