This post is gonna be short; Catherine and I a prepping for a very long roadtrip to Texas, LA, and eventually to BC to start Catherine’s field season. This is just a video of a Grey-fronted Dove (Leptotila rufaxilla) feeding nestlings at the Nouragues Station in French Guiana.
This nest was right beside the showers in camp, and to get this footage, I set up my camera and started recording, leaving it there until the card filled or the battery ran out. This was a labour intensive process, as the majority of clips recorded were just the bird sitting there and the chicks sleeping.
I think that this clip of feeding made it all worthwhile though, as it gives a rare view of how the chicks “plug in” to the adult to receive their meal of “crop milk”
This is a great clip!!
Happy Travels! Where are you going in Texas?
Thanks Mary Anne! We will go through Austin, then will go SW to get close to the Mexican border. The objective is to get some collections of a particular strain of western black widow along the way.
So you’re not visiting us in Houston? Boo!
We have only 1 week to get from TO to LA…And we are not sure how the spider hunting will be! Otherwise, a full Gulf Coast trip would be preferable!