Many birds flinch right before the impact. Why is this?
I present some evidence – you decide for yourself.
Does the bird see the pellet?
Does he hear the muzzle blast?
Does he hear the pellet whistling?
Can birds see 1/10 second into the future?
All birds shot in this video are “pest species” as defined by the U.S. government. They can be shot at any time of the year.
The majority of the birds in this video were English House Sparrows. The name is a bit misleading – the bird is actually a finch. They are scrappy little farts, and their aggressive nature has made them the most abundant songbird in North America.
Read more about them at this website:
Seriously, READ – BEFORE you go shooting your mouth off about things you do not understand. Or, do a Google search on the House Sparrow. It will take you less time than writing a nasty ‘ol comment, and you may just learn a thing or two. Bird enthusiasts and ornithologists are on my side. Put that in your pipe, and smoke it!
“Without question the most deplorable event in the history of American ornithology was the introduction of the English Sparrow.” -W.L. Dawson, The Birds of Ohio, 1903
Edgun Matador .22 PCP Air Rifle
JSB 18.1gr Exact Diabolo .Pellets @ 910fps
Hawke Sidewinder 30 6.5-20x42mm Mil Dot Rifle Scope
Seben DKA2 (same as Orion Steadypix) Camera Mount
Casio EX FC150 Slow Motion Camera (240 fps)
Harris Bipods (long and short)
Duration : 0:6:3