Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Starling Murmuration thermal camera
I have recently bought a seek thermal camera for iphone (link here) and been testing it out. The starlings are flocking and creating murmurations now. I thought I would see if much heat comes out. It resulted in a murmuration as not before seen. You can see the heat from the murmuration against the background. The temperature reading in the second half doesn't register the starlings as they are flying too fast too pick up.
John) Matthew Stritch is a Zoologist traveling to some of the more remote locations on the planet. Having spent nine months studying wild bonobos Matt then went on to be a safari guide in South Africa. He has also worked in Mauritius as warden of world renowned Round Island and more recently he has been habituating lowland gorilla in Gabon. Matt has an interest in animal behaviour, film making, photography and writing. His first book: "A Zoologists Stumbling's in Africa: How to Habituate a Bonobo" is about his time in the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo.