Saturday, 20 August 2011

Birdwatching on my commute............ a short clip

I woke up a few days ago to a beautiful cloudless sky....
 .... and as I left for work I had a clear view of the waning moon.
Unfortunately it didn't last for long.

As I headed towards Manchester (the rainy city of the UK) the clouds were building up. Geese (Canada and Greylags) were feeding on the stubble after the harvest. House Sparrows were in great numbers in the hedgerows... wonderful to see.

 On my return journey....Swallows and Starlings were gathering on the telephone wires and feeding along with the Rooks, Crows and Cows??..... bird food is in plentiful supply.
It is only a two minute clip... I hope you enjoy it.

16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the hay bales and the cow. and the scene of the swallows dropping off the highline wire...

but filming as you're driving?! shame!

grammie g said...

HI Andrew....that was lovely ...the countryside fields of hay, moon, rainbow,and so many birds.
When we see large groups of birds we think Autumn, but wonderful to see !!
Grace

Bob Bushell said...

Thanks Andrew for the video, it was tremendous.

Art said...

Great video. The birds flying in flocks, in a beautiful landscape. Wonderful two see, great work!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I really enjoyed that. Each segment is rock solid with no camera movement. Most likely you have your camera tripod mounted all the time. Especially while moving in the car. That was very nice. I continue to learn video tips from your short clips.

Arija said...

So kind of you to post this video. For someone like me who misses the Northern Hemisphere is is quite nostalgic to see the massing birds, the skies and landscapes. Thanks again Andrew.

Pantherka said...

Amazing video, but bad weather was a moment to see a beautiful rainbow.

ADRIAN said...

A great bit of editing.........inspires me to video again. House Sparrows have done well this year but Robins seem scarce.

mick said...

Your videos are always beautiful!

Fjällripan said...

Beautiful video! :)

Springman said...

Another great video. Those opening scenes really look cool, the still clouds and the two different speeds of the near and middle fields are wild. Your vid's keep looking better and better. Very engaging!

holdingmoments said...

Love your videos Andrew.
The Starlings swirling round like that reminds me it won't be long till they start their spectacular roosting sequences.

bailey-road.com said...

What a lovely video! I really enjoyed going along with you on your commute. Marvelous shooting and editing!

Sondra said...

Excellent job Andrew!!! I felt like I was right there in the car---you have a beautiful commute! NICE rainbow too!

Larry said...

That was a fabulous trip Andrew. Thanks for taking us along!

Neil said...

Great video.