Check in Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4 PM EST to chat with us about bird feeders and birds. Come have a good laugh with us.
UPDATE (2-1-15):We have now installed the new cam in the box!!! We have made all adjustments and it is good to go! Also we were able to bring audio back up! We are now streaming our bird feeders in HD!!! We will stream them until Spring or until our Bluebirds start building a nest. Also we have a Hawkeye HD Nature Camera which is installed in a new birdbox!!! Watch with us at the bird feeders! You can now send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have 2 cams, the bird feeder cam is a Logitech c920 Pro 1080p HD Webcam. The 2nd cam is a Hawkeye HD Nature Camera, The Logitech Webcam is on a 22ft USB extension cable. The Hawkeye Camera is on a 100ft extension cable. The Hawkeye Camera has IR Nightvision so it can be placed in a Bluebird box. The Logitech Camera connects to the computer by USB. The Hawkeye Camera is plugged into a DVR which is plugged in to USB.
The computer that we use is a Dell Optiplex 745. The computer runs on Windows 7. The computer is plugged into a Linksys Router,which is a repeater for a Westell Router. The computer streams both cams through Adobe Flash Live Media Encoder. It makes our stream a whole lot clearer and smoother.
WHEN DO YOU STREAM?
Usually I start the Bird Feeder cam sometime in the morning and it streams until dark. I start the Bluebird cam when they start building a nest and I turn it off sometime in the night. When she lays eggs I stream 24/7 through incubation, hatching,and fledging.
DO YOU HAVE ANY NEW CAMS?
Yes I do,this year (2015) I added two new cams, the first is a Logitech c920 Pro HD Webcam. The 2nd is a Hawkeye HD Nature Camera. They both have audio, we are excited about these 2 new additions.
CLUTCH #2 2014 SEASON!
Egg #1 laid morning (6-8-14) Hatched (6-25-14) 6:00 AM EDT
Egg #2 laid morning (6-9-14) Hatched (6-25-14) 6:44 AM EDT
Egg #3 laid morning (6-10-14) Hatched (6-25-14) 9:15 AM EDT
Egg #4 laid morning (6-11-14) Hatched (6-25-14) 9:43 AM EDT
Egg #5 laid morning (6-12-14) Non-Viable
4th baby disappeared,3rd baby fledged (7-13-14),Other 2 babies fledged (July 14, 2014)
CLUTCH #1 2014 SEASON!
Egg #1 (4-12-14) Laid in the morning.Hatched (5-1-14) 8:12 AM EDT
Egg #2 (4-13-14) 8:23 A.M. EDT.Hatched (5-1-14) 8:39 AM EDT
Egg #3 (4-14-14) 8:01 A.M. EDT.Hatched (5-1-14) 9:06 AM EDT
Egg #4 (4-16-14) 8:35 A.M. EDT.Hatched (5-1-14) 9:40 AM EDT
Egg #5 (4-17-14) 9:12 A.M. EDT.Hatched (5-1-14) 4:35 PM EDT
All 5 babies fledged (May 19, 2014)
Bluebird Nest Box Cam 2014-15 Season
Cam went LIVE December 27, 2014
New Chat Hours:Beginning December 27th chat will be open during these hours.
*These hours will change throughout the year.
We will not be on the same camera all year long.We have a second camera installed in a Bluebird box.The camera in the box is a Hawkeye HD Nature Camera.When nesting season starts we will be on it more often.
This year (2015) We added 2 new cams,the first is a Logitech c920 Pro HD Webcam. The second camera we added is a Hawkeye HD Nature Camera. The Logitech Webcam is viewing bird feeders. The Hawkeye Camera is inside a Bluebird box. They both have audio. We are excited about these two new additions.