Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Warbler Guy, which warbler DVD is excellent to watch so that I can identify warblers (and use as warbler identification media)?
Thanks to Eric Salzman, the answer is in a recent “Winging It” newsletter (June, 2010) where Eric highlights two EXCELLENT warbler DVDs:
“Watching Warblers” (Judy Feith & Michael Male, Blue Earth Films, www.birdfilms.com, $35) and “Watching Warblers West” (same people/source as the line above, $35).
Both titles are awe-inspiring. Synthesizing thousands of hours in the field with their cameras, Feith and Male are consummate filmakers that add an exquisite dash of splendor with images of warblers feeding, nesting, bathing, etc. Jaw-dropping warbler scenes are all "G rated" for my adult students to enjoy, especially on a rainy day when my workshop/class is forced to remain sequestered indoors in lieu of sleuthing for warblers outdoors.
A cool element on both DVDs: each contains “extra” features, including running clips of single males belting out their songs in mini-episodes called “Fun With Songs.”
Summary: Thumbs up. Way up.
Enjoy spring’s beginnings. Recrudescence ho….Warblers, start your flying engines.