Birding Videos (YouTube)



Birding Videos taken over the years presented below. They've been uploaded to my YouTube channel (Jonathan's Birding Blog). Please take a look, have a trip down memory lane!

Clicking on the links below the pictures to launch the videos on You Tube. Each footage will open in a separate window. Please enjoy. 


The early videos were produced through digiscoping video (Nikon CP4500 and ED111 60mm scope (20-60x zoom)). Since mid 2012 using the video mode of a Panasonic Lumix FZ45 "bridge" camera. More recently there are several examples of phone scoping videos  (Samsung S3 Mini and ED111 60mm scope (20-60x zoom)). Please enjoy.
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2019

London's early year Bonaparte's Gull didn't disappoint putting on a brilliant show during the first Saturday in February.  A compilation from a trip to Cyprus at the end of March / early April includes Semi-collared Flycatcher, Hooded Wheatear and Pallid Harrier. Singing Bramblings features in a video from Ingbirchworth Reservoir, South Yorkshire (Mar/Apr 2019) and a surprise sighting of 2 Common Cranes flying over Low Moor and Midhope Reservoir at Easter. May Day Bank Holiday weekend and connected with the Iberian Chiffchaff singing at South Kirkby, West Yorkshire, with a drake Ferruginous Duck present on a nearby pond. Followed by a compilation from just under a week birding in Extremadura, Spain with a visit to the Sierra de Gredos, Castile and León included - Spanish Imperial Eagles, Lesser Kestrels, Rollers etcAt the end of May connected with the Great Reed Warbler at Wintersett Res., West Yorkshire.











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2018



The year started with the reappearance of London's Horned (Shore) Lark, brief footage in icy rain from early February, following on with the capital's dapper drake Scaup. Back home a Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest delighted visitors to the Wath Area's Wombwell Ings RSPB in early March 2018. A compilation from a trip to Cyprus in March - includes the fantastic Mandria Cream-coloured Courser. Next up, Spring passage Iceland Gulls nr Rainham Marshes RSPB, London in April 2018. Ending Spring with a compilation from trips to New Jersey, USA and Germany, plus the fantastic Magnificent Frigatebird seen at the former. 

Returning wader passage signals the start of birding "autumn" in July, with record footage of the Marsh Sandpiper from Rainham Marshes RSPB, London. September saw The Wath Area, Barnsley, South Yorkshire host a few good records and I managed to get footage of the Dipper, Spotted Crake and Grey Phalarope that were in residence. A twitch over the Pennines to see the wonderful Pallid Harrier that spent a couple of days or so in The Fylde. Back on Cyprus at the end of October / early November and it didn't disappoint. A nice variety of species with again Eleonora's Falcons top billing, some late season herons and friends, and finally... Finsch's Wheatear.



Birding Cyprus Compilation - Oct/Nov 2018
Dipper, Spotted Crake and Grey Phalarope - South Yorkshire (UK) - Sep 2018
Pallid Harrier - Lancashire (UK) - Sep. 2018


Marsh Sandpiper - London (UK) - July 2018
Birding Germany Compilation - June 2018
Birding Cape May Compilation - May 2018


Magnificent Frigatebird - Cape May (USA) - May 2018
Iceland Gull - London (UK) - Apr. 2018
Birding Cyprus Compilation - Mar. 2018


Yellow-browed Warbler and Firecrest - South Yorkshire (UK) - Mar. 2018
Scaup - London (UK) - Feb. 2018
Horned (Shore) Lark - London (UK) - Feb. 2018
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2017


Starting with a Caspian Gull in West Yorkshire and the grey/pale (European) Stonechat at Richmond Park, London (January). Waxwing at Rainham RSPB, London soon follows with another Caspian Gull and Yorkshire White-fronted Geese by the end of January. Back at Rainham a Short-eared Owl showed briefly (February). Late March 2017 visit to Germany - nice views of Osprey and Nutcracker plus a Bluethroat. Spring compilation and the Lancashire Pallid Harrier footage added.

A compilation from Cape May, NJ, USA (early May) followed by the returning Bonaparte's Gull to Oare Marshes, Kent (July), with a smart Spotted Flycatcher, Rainham Marshes RSPB, London (August). Ending the summer with some raptor footage including 2 Yorkshire Ospreys and early autumn birding featured an inland Red-throated Diver, east coast rarities and the mega Ryhope Scops Owl. Falcons giving flying lessons and other highlights from Cyprus (October).

Ending the year with record shot footage of the Hawfinch back home at Broomhill Flash, Barnsley, South Yorkshire in December 2017.

Hawfinch - South Yorkshire - Dec. 2017 (UK)
Birding Cyprus Compilation - Oct. 2017


Scops Owl - Ryhope, Durham (UK) - Sep. 2017
Birding UK (Yorkshire Compilation) - Sep. 2017
Birding UK (Raptors Compilation) - Aug. 2017


Spotted Flycatcher - London (UK) - Aug. 2017
Bonaparte's Gull - Kent (UK) - July 2017
Birding Cape May Compilation - May 2017


Pallid Harrier - Lancashire (UK) - Apr. 2017
Birding UK (Spring Compilation)
Birding Germany Compilation - March 2017

Short-eared Owl - Rainham Marshes RSPB, London (UK) - Feb. 2017
White-fronted Geese - Ingbirchworth Res., South Yorkshire (UK) - Jan. 2017
Caspian Gull - Thames Barrier Park, London (UK) - Jan. 2017

Waxwing - Rainham Marshes RSPB, London (UK) - Jan. 2017
Stonechat - Richmond Park, London - Jan. 2017
Caspian Gull (plus small dark LBB Gull) - Anglers CP, West Yorkshire (UK) - Jan. 2017
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2016 

A couple of trips to Cyprus (Apr and Oct) with many highlights including Cyprus, Desert and Hooded Wheatears plus Eleonora's Falcons. Compilation from Spain with the stunning Spanish Imperial Eagles and lots more. UK highlights from 2016 include Rainham Jack Snipe, Short-eared Owl, Cattle Egret and Merlin. Not to forget a Yorkshire adult Caspian Gull, Old Moor compilation and the bird of the decade - Siberian Accentor at Easington, East Yorkshire. Ending the year with a compilation from Yorkshire at Xmas - includes (Eastern) Black Redstart, Hen Harrier, Caspian Gull and Waxwings.












Birding UK (December Compilation)

Merlin - Rainham Marshes RSPB, London (UK) - Oct. 2016
Cattle Egret - Rainham Marshes RSPB, London (UK) - Oct. 2016
Siberian Accentor - Easington, East Yorkshire (UK) - Oct. 2016

Birding Cyprus Compilation - Oct. 2016
Hobby - Old Moor RSPB, South Yorkshire (UK) - Sep. 2016
Caspian Gull - Ingbirchworth Res., South Yorkshire (UK) - Sep. 2016

Birding Spain Compilation - May. 2016
Birding Cyprus Compilation - Apr. 2016
Jack Snipe & Short-eared Owl - Rainham Marshes RSPB, London, UK - Jan/Mar. 2016
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2015

Lots from Cape May (May and Oct), Spain and Germany (June). Highlights include Western Kingbird, tangling Bald Eagles, Southern Grey Shrike, Spanish Imperial Eagle, Bluethroat and Marsh Warbler. A variety from the UK including Rainham Red Kite, Water Rail and Spoonbill, and Yorkshire Woodchat Shrike, Pied Wheatear, Citrine Wagtail, Jack Snipe and Great White Egret. Ending the year with the wintering Norfolk Pallid Harrier. 


Pallid Harrier - Flitcham, Norfolk, UK - Dec. 2015

Birding Cape May Compilation - Oct. 2015
Pied Wheatear, Citrine Wagtail and Jack Snipe - Kilnsea, East Yorkshire, UK - Oct. 2015
Woodchat Shrike - Nosterfield, North Yorkshire, UK - Sep. 2015
Great White Egret - Old Moor RSPB, South Yorkshire, UK - Sep. 2015
Birding Spain Compilation - June 2015
Birding Germany Compilation - June 2015


Birding Cape May Compilation - May. 2015
Spoonbill - Rainham Marshes RSPB, London, UK - Apr. 2015
Water Rail and Red Kite - Rainham Marshes RSPB, London, UK - Jan/Jul. 2015

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2014

Kumlien's Gull from a New Year South Yorkshire gull roost plus the Sussex Short-toed Eagle. Lots of compilation videos as well - Birding UK Spring (inland Long-tailed Skua, Arctic Terns and Short-toed Lark) - Birding Germany in April (inc. Black-necked Grebes, Marsh Harrier and Crested Lark) - Birding Cape May in the Spring (inc. Cerulean Warbler and Red-headed Woodpecker, Wild Turkey, Black-necked Stilt and more) - Birding UK Autumn (Barred Warblers, Masked and Steppe Grey Shrikes). Please take a look.


Birding UK (Autumn Compilation)
Short-toed Eagle - Ashdown Forest, Sussex, UK - Jun. 2014
Birding Cape May Compilation - May 2014

Birding UK (Spring Compilation)
Birding Germany Compilation - Apr. 2014
Kumlien's Gull - Broomhead Res., South Yorkshire, UK - Jan. 2014
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2013

Compilation highlights from two trips to Cape May (May and Sep/Oct) and Germany. UK birding videos include the London Bonaparte's Gull present in the summer in 30C heat, Icterine Warbler and Wryneck at Kilnsea, Spurn, an Essex Parrot Crossbill (not a Ring Ouzel!), Rainham Short-eared Owl, the south coast Xmas special - Brunnich's Guillemot, and not to forget the amazing Two-barred Crossbills back home in South Yorkshire.

Two-barred Crossbills - Broomhead Res., South Yorkshire, UK - Winter 2013


Brünnich's Guillemot - Portland Harbour, Dorset, UK - Dec. 2013
Ivory Gull - Patrington Have, East Yorkshire, UK - Dec. 2013
Short-eared Owl - Titchwell RSPB, Norfolk, UK - Nov. 2013

Parrot Crossbill - Shoeburyness, Essex, UK - Oct. 2013
Birding Cape May Compilation - Oct. 2013
Icterine Warbler and Wryneck - Kilnsea, East Yorkshire, UK - Aug. 2013


Bonaparte's Gull - Crossness, London, UK - Jul. 2013
Birding Germany Compilation - Jun. 2013
Birding Cape May Compilation - May 2013

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2012

In this section the birding videos from 2012 including lots of footage from the Birdfinders trip to California in September as well as Germany in the Spring. UK footage of Buff-bellied Pipit, Iceland and Kumlien's Gulls, Pied Flycatcher, Short-eared Owl, Spoonbill, Roller, Lesser Scaup, Yellow-browed Warbler, Bee-eater and more.

Birding UK (Winter Compilation)
Buff-bellied Pipit - Queen Mother Res., Berkshire, UK - Dec. 2012

Bee-eater - Seaburn, County Durham, Nov. 2012
Yellow-browed Warbler - Kilnsea, East Yorkshire, UK - Sep. 2012
Birding California Compilation - Sep. 2012

Spoonbill - Rainham Marshes RSPB, London, UK - Jul. 2012
Roller - Aldbrough, East Yorkshire, UK - Jun. 2012
Pied Flycatcher and Short-eared Owl, East Yorkshire - May 2012

Birding Germany Compilation - May 2012
Iceland and Kumlien's Gulls - Rainham Marshes RSPB, London, UK - Mar. 2012
Lesser Scaup - Cosmeston Lakes CP, South Wales - Feb. 2012


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2004 - 2011

The following birding video is a compilation from 2004 - 2011 and features birds from the UK, USA, Germany and Madeira - Caspian, Yellow-legged, Glaucous and Iceland Gulls, Black Grouse, Purple Heron, Woodchat Shrike, Spotted Crake, Pectoral and Semipalmated Sandpipers, Ferruginous Duck, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Bald Eagle, Merlin, Broad-winged Hawk, Fish Crow, Gannet, Grasshopper Warbler, Hobby, Kingfisher, Smew and Sparrowhawk. 

Birding Compilation - UK, USA, Germany and Madeira (2004 - 2011)
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