For All Of You Bird Lovers......

Jun 11th, 2004, 06:37 AM
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For All Of You Bird Lovers......

For all of you bird lovers out there run to your nearest Blockbuster Video and buy or rent the documentary "Winged Migration".

It took 5 years, 450 cameramen, and they filmed on every continent on this planet.

This documentary is moving and you get to experience unreal views of birds and cities of the world (travel related for you rjb).

Some of the sights are following the migratory patterns of geese through Paris and the Seinne and The Great Wall of China.

Go rent "Winged Migration" if you haven't seen it already.

It was nominated for several Academy Awards.
 
Jun 11th, 2004, 06:41 AM
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Jun 11th, 2004, 06:42 AM
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Saw it in the theater last year. It was great, but it made me cry in certain places in the movie. I am a big old baby when it comes to birds. I have a parrot. We watched it together. Now she honks like a canada goose when she wants attention.
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Jun 11th, 2004, 06:47 AM
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Oops, sorry. She did not come to the theater with me to see it---she saw it on DVD with me. : - ) And, she enjoyed popcorn with the movie as well!
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Jun 11th, 2004, 06:47 AM
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thanks GoTravel- I just added it to my Netflix rental list.
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Jun 11th, 2004, 07:11 AM
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Not only for bird lovers, but for those who appreciate great cinematography. As a photographer, I sat enrapt throughout the entire film.
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Jun 11th, 2004, 07:18 AM
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Wasn't it amazing Howard? That movie just thrilled me all the way through.

It made me feel like I had God's view of the world.
 
Jun 11th, 2004, 07:30 AM
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Thanks for the tip GoTravel, I will definitely look for it the next time I'm at the video store.

In the meantime birdlovers, here is a link to Excel Energy's web site, where they have set up several bird cams at their power plants throughout the country. We have been following the progress of two baby bald eagles, named Spirit and Liberty, throughout the spring. They should be fledging the nest around the end of June, but should stick around for supplemental parental care and feeding until they are about 20 weeks old. Check out the "Eagle News" link for photos of their birth and all the updates:

http://birdcam.xcelenergy.com/eaglecam.asp
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Jun 11th, 2004, 09:34 AM
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GoTravel, when I say that I sat in the theater enrapt, I really mean it. My special favorite was the brief clip of the birds flying over the Great Wall of China. A spectacular shot.
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Jun 11th, 2004, 09:44 AM
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questionmotives, has anyone at Excel Energy documented the number of birds that die every year by flying into power lines? Or have you taken a look at how sulfur and other emissions from power plants impact wildlife? And what about the destruction of habitat when you lay electrical lines across the sacred earth?

I would be very interested in your analysis of the relationship between readykillowat and the killing of birds and wildlife. Thanks for bringing this up. What a great opportunity to get a good look at this.
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Jun 11th, 2004, 12:20 PM
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Yes, I loved that movie too.
We saw it in the theater last year, everything about it was wonderful. Felt like I was flying alongside those geese~
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Jun 11th, 2004, 12:28 PM
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Thank you, GoTravel!!!...gotta run.... to Blockbuster
 
Jun 11th, 2004, 12:41 PM
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Howard, the Great Wall of China and the avalanche was one of my favorite parts.

I admit I had to leave the room during a couple of scenes.

Just wish nature wasn't so harsh.
 
Jun 11th, 2004, 09:43 PM
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Take a chill pill TG, jeezus, lol. I provided a link to some bird cams that we enjoy watching, in case others might too, that's it. I suggest you direct your questions to Excel Energy.
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Jun 12th, 2004, 04:41 AM
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I enjoyed Winged Migration very much as well. Their other movie "Microcosmos" is amazing as well, it is close up stories of insects and teeny critters put to wonderful music...beautiful and quite amusing.
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bugswife1 that's all I would have needed is my grey honking like the geese..lol. Yes we saw it on tv and your right.. some of it broke my heart, but it was an amazing feat filming the migratory patterns..I understand they had lived with many of the birds and ultralite to silently follow them. A copy of this was sent to an ornithologist in the mountains of Venezuela who is also studyng the migration of birds there.
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Thank you Go Travel!!!! I was very fortunate to find "Winged Migration" at our local library on DVD. My husband and I have watched it 2 nights in a row! The film itself is absolutely amazing but even more incredible is how it was filmed.
 
Jun 21st, 2004, 06:58 AM
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GoTravel - thanks for recommending this, I watched it yesterday and it was incredible.

For those who are interested - Winged Migration will be shown again on a channel called "True" at 7 Central on Sunday 28th June.

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Thanks for the tip. We bought my dd a bird book and she is quite the bird watcher now. I am sure she will love this movie.
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Jun 21st, 2004, 05:43 PM
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thanks gotravel! I took the liberty of mimicking your post with a surfing one - "Step into Liquid" Based on what I've read, I'm going to cut to the chase and go out and buy "Winged Migration" tomorrow since it sounds like renting would be a waste of money in the long run!
 

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