Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lazuli Bunting Video

After photographing the Lazuli Bunting with the digital SLR, I set up the Birdcam in front of their favorite feeder.

Lazuli Bunting
video

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Lazuli Bunting

This is the first time I have seen a Lazuli Bunting in the garden.  I noticed about 6-8 of them yesterday morning as I was leaving for work.  This morning I was able to take this picture.  My research says they summer as far south as Santa Barbara and all the way up into British Columbia.  Hopefully a few will stick around.

Lazuli Bunting

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Here are a few pictures that I took on January 1st 2014.










And I found a couple of tomatoes!



Have a Happy and Healthy 2014!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Season's Greetings!

Season's Greetings from the BirdCam on Cheltenham!


Excuse us birds while we go back to eating!


Enjoy the Holidays!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Butterfly Emerges!

Sixteen days after the caterpillar attached itself to the stem and turned into a chrysalis, it has emerged as a butterfly.


The time between these two pictures was only five minutes.  I wish the camera had caught the butterfly in the process of coming out out of the chrysalis.  The camera was taking one picture every five minutes.






In less than 45 minutes the butterfly emerged from the chrysalis, stretched its wings and flew away.



Below is a video of the chrysalis over a one day period.  The interesting part is that the chrysalis moves during the day, flexing back and forth.  This video was made from all of the pictures taken in ten minute increments in one day.

video

Monday, August 12, 2013

24 hours later!

Wow, look at the changes in only 24 hours!  You can see the outline of the wings forming.  I have changed the frequency on the time-lapse camera to 1 picture every 10 minutes.  I didn't want to disturb that camera any more and will download those pictures once the butterfly emerges.  For now I'm using my digital SLR.


Sunday, August 11, 2013

I was picking Passion Butterfly caterpillars off of some passion flower vines when I saw this one on it's way to become a butterfly.  So I set up a time-lapse camera and will try to capture the metamorphosis.






I have programmed the camera to take a picture every hour during daylight hours.  I'll check it to morrow to see how it is doing.