Friday, 15 May 2015

Friday at the Flicks -- Pond Snail + Bird Table

A few days ago I noticed the pump feeding the pond waterfall had slowed to a trickle so it was time to give the pump filter a good scrub out. Once I had done that and switched it back on the flow was back to normal. Glancing at the waterfall I could see two pond snails had taken advantage of the reduced flow to climb up and were feeding on the algae. When I started videoing one it was fighting a losing battle trying to stay in place against the now roaring torrent of water flowing past it:

As mentioned earlier I set up the Toshiba X-Sports camera next to the bird table and grabbed some video clips of a few of the regulars:

What a kerfuffle - YouTube didn't make any thumbnails for the bird table video so off I went a-googling. Eventually I found it is possible to upload ones own photo for a thumbnail but only after the channel has been verified. That is easy, just a question of getting a verification code either by automated voice or text message. Once done I uploaded a photo and all was well.

Have a great weekend observing the wildlife around you.


  1. Bang on time today John and the quality is up to the new standard.
    I bet the camera would work in the pond.

    1. Adrian: I seem to remember it can be used down to depth of 60 feet though I don't think WiFi would work very well under water.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

Related Posts with Thumbnails