Check in Saturdays and Sundays from 2-4 PM EDT to chat with us about bird feeders and birds. Come have a good laugh with us.
UPDATE (4-19-15): Our Bluebirds have laid 5 eggs!!! Incubation will take 11-19 days. Watch with us!
CLUTCH #1 2015 SEASON!
Egg #1 Laid morning (4-15-15) Time unknown,cam was offline.
Egg #2 Laid 7:52 AM EDT (4-16-15)
Egg #3 Laid 7:46 AM EDT (4-17-15)
Egg #4 Laid 7:30 AM EDT (4-18-15)
Egg #5 Laid 10:00 AM EDT (4-19-15)
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 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 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.