One day while we were walking we passed under a tree and heard a strange voice. So we stopped and said “Hello?” then we heard it again!
I got out my camera and found the bird who was making the sound and asked it “Hello?” again in a funny voice, the crow responded!
No idea what it said exactly, but it was definitely talking.
I haven’t been posting for a while because I got to go on a mini-vacation to my sister’s house. Its always nice to visit family and take a break from the daily happenings of my life. Also to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Boy how I didn’t miss the traffic!
But don’t worry I didn’t forget about taking photos and videos while I was away 😀
So while I was in town I visited a place which I had seen Peacocks before. I wasn’t sure if they would still be there… but they were! And there were many more than I had seen before!
There were two males and at least 3 females. Sorry for some of the shaky footage, I was very excited to see these birds.. they seem like a legend that you couldn’t imagine was real until you see them yourself.
Here are a couple feathers we found on the ground as a souvenir:
I had no idea what a huge lump of honey bees was doing on a bare branch with no hive. So I did a little research…
Once a hive has so many bees it has to divide because the workers can no longer receive the queen’s pheromone because of how large the hive has become.
The queen bee ends up abandoning the hive to search for her own new home. Then the drones and workers sort out their issue of finding a new home and a new queen is created from a larvae.
A queen is created from a larvae that is just like the worker bee larvae, except it it chosen by the bees somehow to be fed “Royal Jelly” and she grows much larger than the other females.
I ended up calling the phone number of the hiking trail that I was on to alert them that there was such a mass of bees directly on the path, I didn’t want anyone to get hurt if they accidentally disturbed them by some means. When I checked back later a red tape line had been implemented to block them off and alert the public.
The next day there were only about 15 bees left, which means that they must have gone off to a new home. Safely away from jogging and biking people.
We were out by the creek chasing water skippers when all of a sudden Lisa burst into tree climbing mode!
She was up in the blink of an eye, bright eyed and bushy tailed she reached the highest part of the tree before my camera powered on.
You can hear how much the local birds didn’t like this feat of strength.
Here are the water skippers, which we did not catch. They are like turbo rockets on the surface of the water.
It had been so hot and dry for quite some time. I was so glad that it was finally raining when all of a sudden… BOOM ZAP POW! Straight outta the sky came the lightning followed by rolling THUNDER!
It scared our cats a bit, they stared around all wide eyed and stayed low to the ground. The dogs in the neighborhood on the other hand were going off like car alarms! Poor doggies.
There was one giant bolt that struck right outside our window, but I had stopped recording because of course I had to watch star trek… ahem… but all the same I feel happy about this footage I captured ^_^