I have a Lonestar 20 room apartment birdhouse and have 8 nesting pairs. In this video one pair has only five chicks this season. Three can be seen looking out of the cavity opening to be first for yummy Dragonfies. Clutches at my martin house are smaller this year, as the most any have are five. In years past, the martins who have been here for the past three nesting seasons had on the average, eight chicks that survived to fledge. My guess is the extended drought affected clutch sizes. Enjoy!
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Pretty Green Heron and Great Egret show off fishing skills at a local park. These two birds visit regularly to catch fish in the man made pond next to the Armand Bayou. The Green Heron came up empty, but the Great Egret caught two tasty, fresh fish with excellent skill. Enjoy!
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July 2011. A Great Egret is here taking advantage of people feeding the fish bread in this retention pond at Armand Bayou Park in Clear Lake, Texas. This Egret is comfortable with himan proximity. This one is fishing about 5 feet from me. Smart birds. Beautiful too.
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I took this video of some very happy hippos at the Antwerp, Belgium zoo. The baby hippo is having fun running in and out of the water. I'm glad the baby didn't run over the ducks in their enclosure. It's a long video. Later on (after I shot this video), the hippos were called in by the zoo keepers to be washed off and fed. The animals are very well cared for and happy at this zoo. Bravo to the Anwerp zoo staff. I had fun visiting. Enjoy, and comment below.
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I was feeding ducks when a great egret walked within 3 feet of me to go fishing for catfish. This beautiful egret followed me around the pond and positioned itself where the bread was being thrown. As soon as the catfish started eating the bread, the egret ate them. Smart bird.... Enjoy....
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More fun at the backyard feeder. A cardinal was trying to get a quick snack when a mourning dove came and drop kicked him. The cardinal then decided to even the score. Enjoy!
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