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  • Popular Man Bonds With Mother Squirrel -  How Squirrels Keep Cool

    Man Bonds With Mother Squirrel - How Squirrels Keep Cool

    by Mel Added 264 Views / 0 Likes

    I've developed a special relationship with one of the Mother Squirrels, its all about trust I think, sort of like being accepted as once of their community. She just relaxes and acts totally natural while I talk to here just 2 feet away and gives body lan

  • Popular Raccoon Quality Time in the Backyard

    Raccoon Quality Time in the Backyard

    by Mel Added 229 Views / 0 Likes

    At first I thought this was Mother Raccoon but after getting a better look I think it is father Raccoon who doesn't have a whole lot of interest in his progeny. But he is a friendly guy to have around and also known as the laziest raccoon in the world:

  • Popular Red Squirrels Excited Eating Sounds

    Red Squirrels Excited Eating Sounds

    by Mel Added 241 Views / 0 Likes

    Squeaking, snorting, chirping, sneezing - whatever you call them - calls, sounds or noises - this Red Squirrel is thoroughly enjoying a cache of suet and sunflower seeds I put in a rotten tree to attract woodpeckers. Not ones to keep a low profile, Red Sq

  • Popular Eastern Meadowlark  Calling and Singing

    Eastern Meadowlark Calling and Singing

    by Mel Added 321 Views / 0 Likes

    Rare capture of an Eastern Meadowlark foraging for inspects on the ground and calling and singing. Such a beautiful bird with lots of personality. I was lucky to sneak up on this one without flushing it. You can hear another Meadowlark doing the same in t

  • Popular Cardinals Painted Buntings and Blue Jays Backyard Update

    Cardinals Painted Buntings and Blue Jays Backyard Update

    by Mel Added 242 Views / 0 Likes

    Male Northern Cardinal and Painted Buntings maxing out on primary colors and getting along and the Blue Jays and Squirrels playing mind games with each other - it is a good day in the Backyard!

  • Popular Beautiful Boat Tailed Grackle

    Beautiful Boat Tailed Grackle

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    Boat Tailed Grackles are actually quite stunning and intelligent birds when seen out in the wild foraging in the morning sun. Their feathers constantly change colors and shimmer blue, green and purple. If you have only seen them in the cities you are in f

  • Popular Red Bellied Woodpecker Couple Foraging and Calling

    Red Bellied Woodpecker Couple Foraging and Calling

    by Mel Added 302 Views / 0 Likes

    The Red Bellied Woodpecker Couple continue to hangout and use the Woodpecker nest box for roosting. The male mostly spends the night in the box. The male has a full red "helmet" the female half a red head. She will likely not lay eggs until spring - they

  • Popular Eastern Meadowlark Song

    Eastern Meadowlark Song

    by Mel Added 313 Views / 0 Likes

    Eastern Meadowlarks singing two different flute like songs and foraging for food on the vast St John's Marshland in Florida. These birds are just gorgeous and their song a winter delight - note the blooming mass of swamp sunflowers - filmed on December 4t

  • Popular Red Bellied Woodpecker Couple Inspect Nest Box

    Red Bellied Woodpecker Couple Inspect Nest Box

    by Mel Added 221 Views / 0 Likes

    Male and female Red Bellied Woodpeckers check out the nest box which of course includes the all important pecking test. Filmed with Canon SX60 HS: https://amzn.to/2Bz6pfFStovall Woodpecker House: https://amzn.to/2ScDq6C

  • Popular American Flamingo at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

    American Flamingo at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

    by Mel Added 239 Views / 0 Likes

    On an unseasonably warm and foggy Florida morning I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to video a rare visitor to St. Marks NWR – an American Flamingo. Although the bird has a feeding style similar to other waders I’ve seen, it is uniq

  • Popular Blue Jays Are Like  Flying Chipmunks

    Blue Jays Are Like Flying Chipmunks

    by Mel Added 230 Views / 0 Likes

    How many sunflower seeds can a big Blue Jay hold in its crop and beak at one time? You can count them, I came up with over 30 on at least one trip - see thumbnail photo. Winter is coming and just like the Chipmunk that fills its cheek pouches the Blue Jay

  • Popular Animal Personal Space Violations

    Animal Personal Space Violations

    by Mel Added 393 Views / 0 Likes

    Wild Animals have personal space boundaries with each other and humans. The concept is easily demonstrated by these four wild Backyard squirrels, two red squirrels in North Carolina and two Gray Squirrels in Florida - All habituated to me, but each with t

  • Popular Devil's Den: Exploring An Ancient Underground Cavern In Florida | Swimming Hole Safari Ep 4

    Devil's Den: Exploring An Ancient Underground Cavern In Florida | Swimming Hole Safari Ep 4

    by Mel Added 381 Views / 0 Likes

    We're exploring a 75,000 year-old underground cavern in Florida! Devil's Den is 54 feet deep and is 72 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. This cave is one of North America's most prehistoric places.

  • Popular Funny Squirrel Literally Being a Pest

    Funny Squirrel Literally Being a Pest

    by Mel Added 255 Views / 0 Likes

    Sorry to be such a pest, but can I have one of your Sunflower Seeds? For the 13th time stop pestering me - the answer is no! That's how many I counted anyway. Watch for a cameo by a Nuthatch and a Blue jay and the baby Red Squirrel who also runs off the r

  • Popular Blue Jay Uses Special Call to Intimidate Young Cardinal

    Blue Jay Uses Special Call to Intimidate Young Cardinal

    by Mel Added 296 Views / 0 Likes

    Blue Jay resorts to the dreaded squeaky gate or rusty "pump handle" call to scare off a young cardinal - sort of like nails on a blackboard. You may remember this young cardinal standing up to a young Blue Jay at: https://youtu.be/MLvZbt7wI08 but this is

  • Popular Bull Elk Bugling and Marking Territory in the Yard

    Bull Elk Bugling and Marking Territory in the Yard

    by Mel Added 501 Views / 0 Likes

    The Elk Rut is on - Close Up - this Bull uses amazing bugle calls, profuse urine marking and scratching and biting of a little apple tree's branches and bark to mark his territory. Hormones control his thought and actions right now and it is a sight to be

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