Bird feeder movie

It took a few days to get this footage, as the birds got used to the camera. I managed to completely outwit the Goldfinches by hiding under a camouflage net – but some birds weren’t fooled for a minute! Odd that. Blue Tit and Great Tit were very sharp and recognised me as a human right off. Blue Tits soon got brave and tolerated my presence.

To capture close footage of the others I mounted the camera on a tripod or hung it next the feeders and allowed the camera to run until the memory was full, or the batteries ran out. Easy! When recording, a flashing light on the front of the camera scared some of the birds, but a bit of blu-tac solved that, but the lens reflection seemed to intimidate most species for a while.

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