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Streaming video of birds need help identifying them (1 Viewer)

clarkss12

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I just started feeding the birds, and have no idea what most them are. I created a YouTube stream so I can watch them anytime I am not at the window.
Not sure the video is clear enough to help identify them. I have seen a male and female Blue Jay and male and female Cardinal, but that is the extent of my knowledge of birds....... Also, the squirrels are eating the bird food.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK2KUA-qSHk
 

nartreb

Speak softly and carry a long lens
I did see a Brown-Jacketed Silverhair wandering around, but you can't expect to get useful answers by posting a live video feed. Take screenshots of the ones you have questions about and post those. Or compare them to a bird guide. I find printed books a lot more useful (Peterson's Field Guide to Birds of North America is my favorite and always mentioned among the top three or so) but you can try an online guide such as this one: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/
 

opisska

Jan Ebr
Czech Republic
There's two and a half hours of history currently available for rewind, so one can look through a bit, it's quite fast using the thumbnails when scrolling the time axis. So far, we found a Cardinal and several Squirrels :)
 

opisska

Jan Ebr
Czech Republic
The smaller birds are quite too small. Maybe the camera would be better more zoomed, as the right side doesn't show anything useful. At 2:38 PM there is one that should be a House Finch. Another bird that comes later when the Sun disappears isn't visible enough for ID.
 

clarkss12

Member
I did see a Brown-Jacketed Silverhair wandering around, but you can't expect to get useful answers by posting a live video feed. Take screenshots of the ones you have questions about and post those. Or compare them to a bird guide. I find printed books a lot more useful (Peterson's Field Guide to Birds of North America is my favorite and always mentioned among the top three or so) but you can try an online guide such as this one: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/

That is a good idea, thanks.
 

clarkss12

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The smaller birds are quite too small. Maybe the camera would be better more zoomed, as the right side doesn't show anything useful. At 2:38 PM there is one that should be a House Finch. Another bird that comes later when the Sun disappears isn't visible enough for ID.

My camera is zoomed in as far as it can go. Thanks. I'll see if I can figure out another way to take a picture of the birds.
 

clarkss12

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The smaller birds are quite too small. Maybe the camera would be better more zoomed, as the right side doesn't show anything useful. At 2:38 PM there is one that should be a House Finch. Another bird that comes later when the Sun disappears isn't visible enough for ID.

The camera is zoomed in as far as it can go, I'll see if I can take a picture some other way. Thanks
 

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