1. 2015-05-13 Chicks in the swamp, with a surprise Limpkin


    from Tara Tanaka / Added

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    There is so much activity in the swamp right now that I can't keep up with it all. It's amazing the different stages of nesting for each species and even within the same species - there are Wood Storks with young and others just mating and starting nests; there are Great Egrets still arriving and displaying, and others with young almost ready to fledge! We have more Black-bellied Whistling Ducks than last year, and as you can see there is stiff competition for the two nest boxes that are big enough for them. We have a pair incubating in one of the boxes, and the other night another pair landed on top and one went in with the incubating duck, and there was a fight going on inside while the "spouses" duked it out on top! I didn't include the battle, but the two pairs are in this video "yelling" at one another - one pair on the box and the other in a cypress just above. I've never seen Wood Storks fight, but one pair and a third bird kept going at it as I was videoing - I'm not sure whether they were fighting over a particular stick or over territory. As I was videoing a pair of young Great Egrets, a familiar piercing call rang out almost right over my head - only the 2nd Limpkin we've seen here in 22 years! I managed to catch a few seconds of him when he flew from his high perch to a cypress in the swamp. We haven't heard or seen him since, but were very glad to see one here again.

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    • Grouse in Southern Norway April 2015


      from Thomas Luther / Added

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      capercaillie and black grouse

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      • d5a Frog pair spawn


        from Railway Land Project / Added

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        A pair of common frogs mating

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        • Think for yourself


          from Microdac / Added

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          Insects on a log.

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          • Frogs 2-HD 1080p


            from CirrusCam Ltd / Added

            Marsh frogs at the London Wetlands

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            • American Woodcock Male Mating Display


              from Brett Forsyth / Added

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              While looking for an Eastern Phoebe nest I happened upon this male woodcock trying to impress a female. I wasn't expecting to shoot video so I had to stabilize this hand held 400mm footage in post. Not the greatest quality but I haven't been able to find any other footage of this.

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              • Polycera quadilineata


                from Aziz Saltık / Added

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                A pair of Polycera quadrilineata nudibranchs mating, shot in Değirmendere - Turkey Music by Josh Woodward - Sleep well my darling www.joshwoodward.com Special thanks to : Dessat.org

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                • Spring Has Sprung


                  from Rybird Music / Added

                  They say spring is March 20th, 2015, but it came three days early. Footage shot March 17, 2015 shows the squirrels next door having fun, celebrating spring. but I have some squirrels that got the jump. Model squirrels Fred and Darla are already planning a family. It was the end of February when I saw Fred and Darla together. I am putting tax day, April 15th, 2015 as the due date. And unless one falls out of the nest, I probably won't see one til the middle of May. Grey squirrels have a 44 day pregnancy and produce litters with an average of three youngsters. They can have two litters a year and births are usually concentrated in two periods, the first during spring in March and April and the second later on in the summer in June and July. Once the babies have been born, they start tugging at their mother's nipples and within a week or two the mother's nipples become enlarged and the fur around them gets worn away. At about seven weeks old, the young are already looking like miniature versions of their parents and begin to venture out of the nest for the first time, closely on their mother's heels. After 10 weeks they begin to fend for themselves and by 14 weeks they move out of the nest and begin to live alone. To see Darla in the snow, and pictures of Fred and other wildlife in my mini-paradise called a backyard, please see Rybird Squirrels at: http://rybird.com/squirrels.html

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                  • Dance of the Grebes - Brockholes Wildlife Reserve


                    from André Bisson / Added

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                    This video was captured over the space of 4 hours and in order to preserve the dance ritual I have condensed this down to 10 mins of actions. This is an extremely rare act and I feel very fortunate to have witnessed it. You will see the courtship take place with all it's detailed intricacies. The copying of actions, the movement and the sharing of gifts. Enjoy this video. If you like it please share. You can follow me on twitter @MrAndreBisson and if you'd like to get in contact with me my email is below: andrebisson92@yahoo.co.uk The music was composed by Marcelo Fernandez: Check him out: vimeo.com/user36995765 marcelofernandez.tk

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                    • Banded Coral Shrimp


                      from Andrew Wilner, MD / Added

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                      This pair of Banded Coral Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus) was filmed feeding at night in Anilao, Batangas. Both shrimp are eating plankton, and one of them grabs a passing sea salp and appears to eat it, too. The female has a clutch of eggs. Voiceover and music, runs 2 minutes.

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