Owl, hawk, and dove: What if your head were a perch?

November 26, 2020

Sometimes our cameras become bird perches – we’ll get a recording of a bird taking off from the top of a camera or zooming in to land. It’s an unusual perspective. It shows us what you would see if a bird were taking off or landing on the top of your head. Not something that happens every day (or not in these here parts).

This video clip gives you a little taste of what it would look like if your head were a perch. Watch, and you’ll see the beauty of take-offs and landings, the astonishing wing positions, and the effortless precision of birds navigating their world.