Backyard Breakfast

Back in the day, before all the remodels, improvements, internet connections and 52 inch televisions there were quail.  On more days than we could count we sat and visited over the size and expense of the to do list while we watched the quail wander by.

They are loud and pompous.  Strutting about, proud of being in charge of nothing.  Always good for a smile.  Eager for any bird seed we may have thrown out.  All of which means that twelve years later we have quail as big as chickens.  Using whistles and chirps to demand more food.  Which they usually get.

It is quite the show and I would like to share a small bit of it with you.  Like all the other entries this is something of a test.  The fly in the ointment in terms of producing video is compression.  Squeezing the same picture into a variety of formats generally comes at a cost.  Different professionals have described it to me as either an art or a craft.  In other words, nothing I have a natural talent for.  But I try.

How this looks and how you like it are two different things.  I would really like a little feedback about both.  I am not sure how well the birds will play on the small screen.  So it is tough to decide whether or not to inflict more bird movies upon your indulgence.  Your opinion is greatly appreciated.

The sound of running water is generated by a backyard fountain.  Without it you would hear the woosh of cars as they went by.  Towards the very end of this two and a half minutes there is the sound of a jet engine.  It kind of snuck in on me.  I apologize for that.

You are cordially invited to Breakfast with the Birds.  Please enjoy.


About Paul and Karen Brisson

Producers of SlowTV. Scenic videos that use light and motion to explore the natural world. We make them, watch them and enjoy sharing them. Please watch and comment.
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