Nothe Gardens, Weymouth
Friday September 28th 2012
Just a few odds and ends from a walk round the Nothe Gardens today.
I was hoping to see a Monarch butterfly that had been found a few days earlier by the harbour but it was nowhere to be seen.
The first subject to present itself was this squirrel, sat in a tree cursing me.
I really wanted to record its strange voice but the moment I started recording it seemed to know what was going on and just stared at me!
A bit further on was another squirrel sat on a bench, also staring at me.
I was starting to feel a bit self-conscious.
To get away from the squirrels I decided to film this crow.
The crow is the generalist feeder par excellence.
They are so successful you will see crows pretty much anywhere on the globe, bar the Antarctic.
They are equipped with an intelligent brain (they are one of the few birds known to use tools) and a formidable bill.
This bill can be used to kill small mammals and birds or, as in this video, to pick up insects from the grass.
Crows will eat whatever is available. Which is why they are so successful.
Finally a short sequence of a Great Tit feeding in a tree.