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huge flock of elegant terns from Last Tuesday. The flock was so noisy, I screamed at the top of my lungs and you can't hear me. ( not scream, but I was being loud. ) This is the colony that nests at bolsa chica every year. In this video, they are courting and pairing up! Looking forward to seeing the chicks! 

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Mojave Desert, Le Conte's Thrasher at the birdbath. From this morning.

A little note about how these are filmed, for those on a budget. I don't always care to set up my good camera on a tripod out here in the Desert. So I use a old windows phone (a Nokia model 1020). These were not very good phones but they have a great camera in them and it doesn't matter what phone carrier you use because you don't need to use it as a phone. You are just using the camera. Mine won't even work as a phone (it's not connected at all). The good news is the phone was only $25.00 on Ebay. It will film video for 1-hour straight before the battery dies. I just set it up on a tripod,zoom it in or out, manual focus works best to save the battery usage. It doesn't make any noise so the birds will come right up to it. One hour later I download it to the computer to see what I got. So this is a great budget video solution for me.

 

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8 hours ago, Chris Clem said:

Mojave Desert, Le Conte's Thrasher at the birdbath. From this morning.

A little note about how these are filmed, for those on a budget. I don't always care to set up my good camera on a tripod out here in the Desert. So I use a old windows phone (a Nokia model 1020). These were not very good phones but they have a great camera in them and it doesn't matter what phone carrier you use because you don't need to use it as a phone. You are just using the camera. Mine won't even work as a phone (it's not connected at all). The good news is the phone was only $25.00 on Ebay. It will film video for 1-hour straight before the battery dies. I just set it up on a tripod,zoom it in or out, manual focus works best to save the battery usage. It doesn't make any noise so the birds will come right up to it. One hour later I download it to the computer to see what I got. So this is a great budget video solution for me.

 

 

7 hours ago, Chris Clem said:

Mojave Desert,  Ladder-Backed Woodpecker at the birdbath. From this morning.

 

Nice videos!

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The first new born Gamble Quail are here (kind of early} in the Mojave Desert. This was probably their first trip to the Mojave waterhole as the parents keep an eye out for trouble. Here comes a Squirrel, which is not a real threat but still gets the treatment. This video was about 3 minutes long with the baby's swimming at the start  but I had to trim to fit the forum limits. Filmed this morning.

 

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27 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

I tried for a little bit but couldn't figure it out. I'm pretty sure you're the only one with video privileges from Macaulay, so I doubt anyone else knows.

Interesting. I know not everyone has the ability to post videos on eBird, but I honestly figured some other people on this site would have the access to do so. 

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40 minutes ago, Avery said:

How do you get one in anyway? I’ve sent emails... no reply

I wrote them and this is the response I got:

Thank you for your email.  At this time, there is no way for everyone to upload video to eBird.  We do not currently have the infrastructure to handle millions of video uploads.  We reserve that ability for Lab staff, collaborators, professional videographers/photographers and a select few others. We do hope to get there this year and open up that capability to all, but that remains to be seen.  Keep an eye out on your eBird news emails for when that might be a reality.  When it happens it’s going to be big news ?

 

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24 minutes ago, BirdNrd said:

I wrote them and this is the response I got:

Thank you for your email.  At this time, there is no way for everyone to upload video to eBird.  We do not currently have the infrastructure to handle millions of video uploads.  We reserve that ability for Lab staff, collaborators, professional videographers/photographers and a select few others. We do hope to get there this year and open up that capability to all, but that remains to be seen.  Keep an eye out on your eBird news emails for when that might be a reality.  When it happens it’s going to be big news ?

 

Thanks. I have no idea how I got access.  ? I guess.

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