Pheathers & Pages – The Life of Birds and Bird Cams


I can’t remember where I found this book on ‘The Life of Birds,’ written by David Attenborough, most likely on a library, thrift shop or yard sale treasure hunt. I’ve read through the first chapter, and have found the accompanying BBC/PBS series available on Amazon. This weekend I’ll watch the coinciding show of the series and then read another chapter in the book.

One of the joys in my life is the birds that I see and hear throughout the day. This week I took my camera with me on a walk around the block. The trees were filled with red-wing blackbirds, grackles, starlings, and other birds that flock with them.


I have included the Cornell Lab of Ornithology bird cams in my posts many times, and will probably point the way to them in the future also. They are amazing, and just about now some of the birds might be ‘feathering’ their nests in preparation for new life.

Take a look at the Sapsucker Woods Bird Feeder. I enjoy the sounds as much as the sights of these live cams.

All the bird cams can be found here: Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Cams. Some aren’t online now, but will probably be back soon.

9 thoughts on “Pheathers & Pages – The Life of Birds and Bird Cams

  1. Kathy, from email alerts I have received, Big Red and Ezra (BR & EZ), Cornell’s resident Red-tailed hawks, have been doing nest maintenance (and probably mating) so it won’t be too long before BR lays her annual 3 eggs. This means their live cams/chat should be going on-line soon. Yay!

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    1. Oh Janie, thanks so much for letting me know. I hope to watch all the cams this year as the birds raise their young. I am so grateful you pointed me to this site and its why I regularly point the way to it in my blog posts. Thanks again, Kathy

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      1. Been following BR and EZ for going on to 5 years (started with the D series, explained below). Both joyful and heart-breaking. We have dedicated BOGs (Birders on the Ground) who, on their own, follow them via livestream after they have fledged and every year we lose 1 or 2 due to injuries on the campus (window strikes primarily). This season we will have the “H” series (H1 -H3), done alphabetically by order of hatching. No other names are given.

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            1. Hi Janie, I just realized the barn owl cam is not going to come on line this year. I’m disappointed…but I understand from what they wrote it was time to end the live cam. I didn’t realize that some of the baby owls had died last year. Sad.

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              1. Perhaps due to recurrent starvation and cannibalism. That is why I quit watching the barn owl cams 5+ years ago. Couldn’t take it anymore – happened with every clutch. I understand nature can be cruel but after 4+ years, looked for other Cornell nests to watch. I discovered BR and EZ. They have always had 3 eggs. Their white fuzzball babies are well fed and they fledge.

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