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    Fun at the Millet Feeder

    Today, I had lots of activity at the white millet feeder. I decided to try catching some action with my wildlife action activated camera. I am thinking about buying a similar but better BirdCam. Still it gave some pretty good video. I used a tripod and set the camera a few feet from the feeder. Here is a one minute or so video of the action. Indigo Bunting, sparrows, female cardinal and a couple that I am not sure of.
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    Nice birds enjoying the day and the meal provided for them. I bet they are happy and sleeping good tonight. Very good video! Thank You!

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    That is very good Tony.
    What type cam do you have and what are you thinking on upgrading to?

    I have an older wildlife cam I use sometimes at night to find out who is about. The night photos are not great, but fun. The day ones are better. The movies it makes are good.
    I am less interested in movies than photos, but have it set to do both.

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    Are a couple of those Cowbirds? I hate those. They love millet.

    The 3rd is clearly a Chipping Sparrow. This is a Winter favorite of mine, don't feel like it is Winter until about a hundred arrive. They are the reason I buy millet in 50# bags.
    They migrate, but all through Summer a couple still show up so the books are wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentOrange View Post
    Are a couple of those Cowbirds? I hate those. They love millet.

    The 3rd is clearly a Chipping Sparrow. This is a Winter favorite of mine, don't feel like it is Winter until about a hundred arrive. They are the reason I buy millet in 50# bags.
    They migrate, but all through Summer a couple still show up so the books are wrong.
    I thought that was a Chipping Sparrow but was not sure. I don't think those others were cow birds since I have not seen any since springtime but the lighting was not good so I am not sure.

    My camera is also a wildlife camera that I bought several years ago to play with and maybe see what was showing up in our pasture area. We have had some problems with Groundhogs and gophers.

    I have been looking at Wingscapes Bird cams and some better trail cams but have not decided. I found this article about the comparison. http://www.birdwatching-bliss.com/bi...omparison.html Let me know if you have any ideas on the subject.

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