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7 December 2008 — Peanut Battle HD

Remember my photographs of the famous Rosings Park Peanut Battle? This is actually an ongoing war, one which has been waged almost daily for the past four years. Thanks to new technology, I’m pleased to be able to bring you close-up footage of the action:

I realize that some of you may find this video tedious. That’s okay. For me and Kris, this is nine minutes of heaven.

I’ve joined Vimeo, where the HD videos really show up in HD — or something close to it. Here’s the same film as above:

Peanut Battle HD from J.D. Roth on Vimeo.

Also, for those of you who are curious, I filmed this with the Flip Mino HD, which is an iPod-sized hi-def video camera. It’s very light. All of this was filmed with the Mino HD, though not all at the same time. This is actually two different feedings, a couple of hours apart. For one, I set the camera about fifteen feet from the feeder. For the other, I set it inside the feeder, which the birds did not like. (The little birds wouldn’t even go in while the camera was there.)

Tags: Animal Intelligence · Rosings Park · YouTube  

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4 responses so far ↓
On 7 December 2008 (6:05 pm), Paul J. said:

To each their own. You don’t like “Bird by Bird” but yet you’ll watch bird by bird.


On 7 December 2008 (6:43 pm), Lane said:

OK. The birdy dialogue starting at 2:46.

This one’s mine.
This one’s mine.
This one’s mine.
This one’s mine.
This one’s mine.
This one’s mine.
This one’s mine.
This one’s mine.
This one’s mine.
This one’s mine.
This one’s mine.
This one’s mine, and I’m keeping it

(yes, I counted how many it picked up before flying off)

On 7 December 2008 (8:10 pm), Blogeois said:

May I ask what are you using to get the close up video shots?

On 8 December 2008 (3:45 pm), Tiffany said:

It is a good thing you are feeding them so many peanuts, the birds look skinny. Too bad we cannot tell which one is Sammy.

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