October 27, 2007

Birdcam Time-lapse

Our birdcam from Wingscapes took 73 images today. That's about all it will hold until I get a memory card for it. But, it took 5 hours to capture all those pictures using the settings I chose. Rather than having to choose only a couple of these pictures to post on here, I decided to show them all to you. So I turned them into an animated "gif" that gives you an idea of what it's like to spend five hours sitting on the ground next to our house. The file is 8 megs, so be patient while it loads (I think you have to click on the picture in order to see the animation).

I counted three species enjoying the sunflower seeds this morning: House Finches, White-crowned Sparrows, and a Dark-eyed Junco (bonus points for anyone who can identify the subspecies of junco). Figures that five minutes after I pick up the camera three doves decide to walk right in front of where it was sitting.


Steve said...

you could have at least posted one of the 2 pictures with the junco in it so i didn't have to watch through the thing 3 times. anyway - looks like the pink-sided. am I right?

P. Ollig said...

Where's the fun of trying to ID a bird if you don't have to look for it first? Yeah, pink-sided is definitely possible. Either that or a female Oregon. I'm not 100% sure, though.