Welcome to our 2017 Bluetit nestbox
This is a Bluetit nestbox located deep in the English countryside.
I have revamped the cameras and electrics this year.
Hope you enjoy it !
Incubation of 10 eggs started 16th May
1st egg hatched 30th May @14:00
2nd egg hatched 30th May @15:30
The box is mounted on the wall of our house.
There are two 'wired' cameras in the box, one in the roof and one on the left hand side.
When in 'roof' camera mode, the entrance hole is on the left of the picture. In 'side' mode the hole is 'top right'.
I have tried a wireless option but the quality suffers somewhat.
The cameras are switched by an RF remote control.
At dusk 12 infrared led's automatically turn on via a light sensor, this gives b/w 'night vision'
The cameras are 1/3 NVP2441+ IMX322 1080P CMOS from SecurityCamera2000.com (google should show you) sourced from the HK.
I have to say these are the best cameras i have ever used in birdboxes.
The AV card is an Osprey 220.
The only thing that lets the broadcast down is the lack of bandwidth in the village, which causes freezing every now and then.
I have uploaded some photos of the ouside of the box to http://www.flickr.com/photos/banana750
for those who are interested..
Nest building started 3rd April
1st egg laid 18th April
2nd egg laid 19th April
3rd egg laid 20th April
4th egg laid 21st April
5th egg laid 22nd April
6th egg laid 23rd April
7th egg laid 24th April
8th egg laid 25th April
Incubation started 26th April
Six eggs have now hatched 9th May
Nest Building Started 26th March
1st egg laid 12th April
2nd egg laid 13th April
3rd egg laid 14th April
4th egg laid 15th April
5th egg laid 16th April
6th egg laid 17th April
7th egg laid 18th April
8th egg laid 19th April
9th egg laid 20th April
10th egg laid 21st April
Incubation started 22nd April
1st egg hatched 6th May 18:06
2nd - 8th hatched during night 6th
9th and 10th hatched 7th May
Three birds survived and fledged
Lots of Interest - but alas nothing took up