Some Birds I Have Seen On Our
Rutgers University Camden Campus

Pictures/videos taken with Panasonic GS15 & GS19.  Most pictures have videos attached to them.

Some presentations on this page may require that MS Windows Media Player be upgraded with the following codec to run MS Photo Story videos: 
for 2000 and lower  WM9Codecs9x.exe            for XP and up  WM9CodecsXP.exe


back to Main Bird Page


Cedar Waxwings

Click here to see video in Windows Media Player format. Click here to see video in Real Media format.
Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-15  BSB  (2005).  Mouse click on pictures to see videos.

At about 6:30 PM on July 28, 2005 as I was leaving BSB I heard the soft whistling sound of this bird.  I looked into the berry trees and only saw a squirrel.  I could still hear the bird so I continued looking.  They blend into the vegetation very well.  I finally saw it and watched for a few seconds.  There aren't many berries left these days except for some dried remnants. I didn't have my camera to get some shots anyway.  After a few more seconds the bird took off and another one followed.

On July 12, 2005 about 7:30 AM I saw three of these fly past me on the west side of BSB.  They were headed to the berry trees.  I doubled back past them to get some video with the sun's glare behind me.  These birds have been continuous visitors to this area but they don't sit still for the camera but today I was able to my best images yet.  The image above is from this set.

 
Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-15  BSB  (2005)


Frame clipped from video Panasonic GS-15  BSB  (2005)

This last image was included to show the yellow band on the end of the tail that makes it easy to tell that this bird is a Cedar Waxwing. 

On June 9, 2005 there were two sightings.  At about 5:30 in the area of Fine Arts I saw one juvenile in a large tree.  Then about 5:45 I saw three fly into the small berry-laden trees by BSB.  They were juveniles also.  I did not have my camera with me.

On June 7, 2005 I was looking at the trees on the west side of BSB and noted that the berries on them were ripening.  I started thinking that the Cedar Waxwings should be showing up again.  Just then I noticed a bird at the top of one of the trees and in silhouette I saw a top-notch.  Walking closer I could tell it was a Waxwing.  I tried to get a photo but the bird decided to follow a Sparrow into a nearby tall tree.  As it flew off I could see the yellow band at the end of its tail feathers.

On May 16, 2005 just after lunch I stepped outside and walked into a small flock of these in the small tree behind BSB.  These trees have some small berries on them. There were parents feeding juveniles.  I could not get a good angle because I was looking into the sun.  The flock flew off and a few of the juveniles landed in the tree beside the brick wall.  The last picture in this group shows one of those birds.

Mouse click on Picture to see video. Mouse click on Picture to see video.
 
Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-15  BSB  (2005)

One of these was chased by a Mockingbird protecting it's baby on May 18, 2004.  It had landed in one of the tall bushes behind BSB. 

Four of these were seen feeding on berries in a tall bush behind BSB.  They were juveniles.
The Waxwings were high in the bush while a Mockingbird was feeding on lower branches.
June 25, 2002 at 7:55 AM.

Around lunch time May 26, 2006 I found these birds in the Serviceberry Trees behind BSB.  They were eating a few of the ripened berries.  I hadn't notice that some of the berries were ripe.  The berries are a lot smaller than last year.  There were five or six birds.  I also noticed some Robins and House Finches eating also.

On June 6, 2006 at 7:30AM I saw one of these in the Serviceberry Tree on the NW corner of BSB.  I was within eight feet of the bird before I noticed it and it took off before I could get any photos.  At about 6PM I noticed them in the bushes at the back of BSB.  There were at least three.

I was able to get some distance shots of the bird cleaning its feathers.
Click here to see video. Click here to see video.
 Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-19 at BSB  (June 8, 2006).  Mouse click on pictures to see videos.

Coming into work about 7:45AM on June 8, 2006 I heard them in the bushes but could see them.  They blend in with the leaves.  I walked over to some other bushes where I was hearing their soft whistling noise.  I still could not see any.  As I came back to the first tree I saw some movement and focused on that and I was finally able to discern the bird within the foliage.  As I watched two others joined the morning snacking on the ripe Serviceberries.  Late in the afternoon I shot this video at the SW corner of BSB.
Mouse click on Picture to see video.
 Mouse click on Picture to see video. Mouse click on Picture to see video.
 Mouse click on Picture to see video. Mouse click on Picture to see video.

Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-19 at BSB  (June 8, 2006).  Mouse click on pictures to see videos.

 

Late Monday afternoon June 26, 2006 I got some video and audio on the side of BSB.
Click on image to see video in MS Windows Player format.
Frame clipped from video Panasonic GS-19 at BSB  (June 26, 2006).  Mouse click on picture to see video.

Click here to see presentation in Real Media player format.

 

Coming into work on Thursday May 29, 2008, I heard one of these in the bushes behind BSB.  I only caught a glimpse of it as it flew across Third St. towards the Fine Arts building.  Later in the morning I heard the whistling noise they make in the trees in front of the College Center.

Late in the afternoon of May 29, 2008 I found a group of them in the Serviceberry Trees on the west side of BSB.  They ignored me and I was able to get extensive video.  They eating the few early ripening berries.  They were also in a tree that doesn't have many leaves which made it easier to get the video.

 

*** Go To Top


 

Hit Counter

Ed McHugh, OIT Camden Computing Service.
Copyright 2004 [OIT Camden]. All rights reserved.
Revised: Friday, May 30, 2008

                                                                                                                                  back to Main Bird Page