About this Blog

Welcome to the world of Birds ~ Armchair birding via upclose videos. Adding quality to our life one bird at a time.
Seniors enjoy the gift of healthy memory activity they recieve from watching the theatre of nature. Test yourself to see how many birds you can remember. All shut-ins love the challenge of birdwatching from their windows, TV and computers.
Learn to identify the birds and they will soon feel like new friends.
We can only live one moment at a time. The birds will help us enjoy it as it reduces the fear that comes with memory loss.
Our thanks to the many youtube video producers who are bringing smiles to all who watch the excellent work.
Written and designed by GramaBarb

A song to brighten your day is I like Birds by the eels - Smile!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

So Wild and Exotic you won't believe these Birds are Real

Most colourful birds of the world
https://youtu.be/m5aAp__XQOQ 49 minutes of music with the birds.

Brazilian Tanager
https://youtu.be/s6E4QCGHxZ8 1:15 minutes

Black Throated Magpie Jay
Notice the beautiful colour and long graceful tail.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Our Swallow Story begins with Capistrano

At lunch time today I asked if anyone had seen a swallow yet this year? No one had!
The conversation then went on to talking about the song about swallows called "When the Swallows come back to Capistrano".
This video will bring back the memory for you.

We then talked about where we thought Capistrano was and it turned out the we were all wrong and yes they still expect the Swallows to return to Capistrano and they have a Festival on March 19 every year to welcome them.

It is the Cliff Swallow that migrates to Capistrano and here they are raising the next generation.

The Story of San Juan Capistrano

Wild Journey - European Barn Swallows from Ireland to South Africa

The Barn Swallows at Marshfield, Massachusetts

Monday, April 13, 2015

Baby Birds Warning! May be too cute for some to watch.

Addicted to cute? Be warned - some of these videos you may find them TOO CUTE!


Mandarin Duck family
Young ducks are called "ducklings"

Baby swan's (Cygnets) hitching a ride off mum

Link to Grama Barb's Baby Birds youtube playlist of over 20 different birds.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Exploring the Woodpecker World

When we lived near a wooded area in BC, Canada the Pileated Woodpeckers always visited our backyard feeders.
Pileated Woodpeckers Amazing Calls!

Baby Pileated Woodpeckers

Why is one woodpecker called Acorn Woodpecker?
Yes, you are right, they hoard acorns! But where do they store them?
Acorn Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Beautiful Woodpecker Bird - Black-rumped Flameback - Dinopium benghalense
It is widely distributed in the Indian subcontinent. https://youtu.be/4DC6Npc9Lw0

American three-toed woodpecker in Alaska
Thank you tecco59

Looking for the Black Woodpecker of Europe

Birding in Borneo

First of all lets learn a little bit about Borneo.

Birds of Borneo

Where to go for excellent Birdwatching