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Wednesday’s Photos

A Video Supplement to our Feathered Friends

Here is a very short video clip I shot with my Canon video camera a few years ago. As I pointed out before, it is important to set up the bird feeders in late fall, so our feathered friends discover the source of food early and make it their main feeding station. As you can see from the many visitors, the bird feeder in our backyard was indeed a major attraction. Enjoy.

26 comments

  1. Amy · February 14, 2018

    How close to the feeder were you standing? I assume you had a zoom because I can’t imagine the birds coming too close if you were nearby.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 14, 2018

      This video was shot with a zoom setting. But I have been just a few inches away from the feeder and birds were sitting on my hat, nose, camera, one bird actually swinging on the camera strap. The secret: Let the birds see when you fill the feeder and stay at the feeder until they overcome their fear.

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      • Amy · February 14, 2018

        I will have to try that. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Jodi · February 14, 2018

    I too love feeding and watching the birds ❤

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  3. chmjr2 · February 14, 2018

    I have a feeder right outside our kitchen window. Your picture is a better view than I have with the feeder being so close. I enjoy the photographs you have shared in many of your blogs.

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  4. arv! · February 14, 2018

    Nice video. I have never done this ever. I’m sure feeding birds must be a calming experience.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 14, 2018

      Our birds here need food to survive in the long Canadian winter. Indeed it is a very calming activity to help our feathery friends.

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      • arv! · February 17, 2018

        Happy to know you are so thoughtful and kind. 🙂

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  5. Edda · February 14, 2018

    Danke für das wunderschöne Video ,Peter! Das ist Dir wieder wunderbar gelungen..Wir haben unsere Freude daran!
    Dieter wird Dir morgen mal schreiben!
    Liebe Grüße an Euch beide von uns .🙋

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    • Peter Klopp · February 14, 2018

      Es freut mich, dass es dir gefallen hat, liebe Edda.

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  6. corneliaweberphotography · February 14, 2018

    Thank you for sharing this precious video with us, Peter. I love the chirping of those little fellows.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 14, 2018

      You are very welcome< Cornelia! I am so glad you like the chirping of happiness.

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  7. ruthfreter · February 14, 2018

    Sehr süss! -besonders mit den Erlkätzchen im Hintergrund – der Frühling kommt – sicher! Herzliche Grüsse Ruth

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    • Peter Klopp · February 15, 2018

      Vielen Dank, liebe Ruth, für deinen lieben Kommentar! Liebe Grüße Peter

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  8. Pure Glory · February 14, 2018

    Beautiful and peaceful watching the birds. Your video was delightful. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. taphian · February 15, 2018

    very cute, dear Peter. We always feed birds in the winter, too. It’s nice to look at all the wonderful little creatures. Have a nice day, kind regards from snowy Hamburg, Mitza

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    • Peter Klopp · February 15, 2018

      Thank you and kind regards, dear Mitza, from an exceptionally sunny day in Fauquier!

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  10. Nurul Fitri Lubis · February 18, 2018

    Never seen like this before. Normally I saw people feeding the birds by putting them only on the ground. Thanks for sharing this experience with us, Peter…

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  11. jml297 · February 26, 2018

    What lovely footage, Peter – thank you for sharing it. Excuse my ignorance from another hemisphere, but what sort of birds are they?

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    • Peter Klopp · February 26, 2018

      No excuse necessary. I am not very good with naming birds either. These birds belong to the cross beak family and are very common in our area. They stop by at my bird feeders only in winter.

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      • jml297 · March 5, 2018

        Thanks for letting me know – it’s great that you have a welcome spot for them to pause on their way through!

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  12. Miss Gentileschi · March 6, 2018

    What a lovely video! I also enjoy feeding and watching birds! 😊

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