We now have a 2nd channel!!! It is called "Bluebird Nest Box Cam - Outside View." We are very excited about this 2nd channel. On this channel you can see the outside of our Bluebird house, watch mama and daddy Bluebird come in and out of the nest! Our 2nd channel can be found here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/LNqRKYSLzn8
UPDATE (4-17-16): The Bluebirds are back! They have laid 5 eggs, all 5 eggs have hatched! Check out the dates below on when they were laid and when they hatched, so we expect the babies to fledge around the beginning of May! Watch with us!
CLUTCH #1 2016 SEASON!
Egg #1 Laid 10:11 AM EDT (3-29-16). Hatched (4-17-16) 11:19 AM EDT
Egg #2 Laid 11:54 AM EDT (3-30-16). Hatched (4-17-16) 11:19 AM EDT
Egg #3 Laid 9:07 AM EDT (3-31-16). Hatched (4-17-16) 11:47 AM EDT
Egg #4 Laid 9:07 AM EDT (4-2-16). Hatched (4-17-16) 12:30 PM EDT
Egg #5 Laid 10:26 AM EDT (4-3-16). Hatched (4-17-16) 3:56 PM EDT
CLUTCH #2 2015 SEASON!
Egg #1 Lay time unknown.Hatched (7-1-15) 7:30 AM EDT
Egg #2 Lay time unknown.Hatched (7-1-15) 10:00 AM EDT
Egg #3 Lay time unknown.Hatched (7-1-15) 4:30 PM EDT
Egg #4 Lay time unknown.Hatched (7-1-15) sometime in the night.
All 4 babies fledged (July 20, 2015)
CLUTCH #1 2015 SEASON!
Egg #1 Laid morning (4-15-15) Time unknown,cam was offline. Hatched (5-2-15) 12:08 PM EDT. Name: Adam Jr. (AJ)
Egg #2 Laid 7:52 AM EDT (4-16-15) Hatched (5-2-15) 2:15 PM EDT. Name: Amy.
Egg #3 Laid 7:46 AM EDT (4-17-15) Hatched (5-2-15) 4:00 PM EDT. Name: Aiden.
Egg #4 Laid 7:30 AM EDT (4-18-15) Hatched (5-2-15) 5:35 PM EDT. Name: Angel.
Egg #5 Laid 10:00 AM EDT (4-19-15) Hatched (5-3-15) 9:40 AM EDT. Name: Goober Jack (for jackhammer).
All 5 babies fledged (May 20, 2015)
I have 2 cams, the bird feeder cam is a Logitech C920 Pro 1080p HD Webcam. It is mounted to a pole with protection from the weather.The 2nd cam is a Hawkeye HD Nature Camera. It is mounted to the inside ceiling of the Bluebird box. 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 390 with an i5 quad core processor.The computer runs on Windows 10. It is important to have an adequate internet access and a computer that is only used for streaming,we are using a bare bones desktop with only the software needed to run the stream.It is important that your streaming computer is not your personal computer because streaming takes a lot of demand from the computer. The computer is plugged into a Belkin Extender,which is a repeater for a Linksys 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,last 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 AM EDT.Hatched (5-1-14) 9:06 AM EDT
Egg #4 (4-16-14) 8:35 AM EDT.Hatched (5-1-14) 9:40 AM EDT
Egg #5 (4-17-14) 9:12 AM EDT.Hatched (5-1-14) 4:35 PM EDT
All 5 babies fledged (May 19, 2014)
Bluebird Nest Box Cam 2015-16 Season
Cam went LIVE January 4th, 2016
New Chat Hours:Beginning January 4th 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.
Last 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.
Eastern Bluebird: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/eastern_bluebird/lifehistory
A lot of birds in our area: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Field_Guide/Birds/Eastern_US_and_Canada
Links about Bluebirds sent in by oulaigledare (Suzie Cooper).