I am Amanda and live in Macclesfield, Cheshire. I have been reading with great interest, all your experiences with your nest boxes.
I currently have one box with a poe camera in, which I put up on the 21st February. There has been some activity with blue tits, a lot today, probably the busiest day for them. I am using a Sonology NAS to record the motion detects. I also have it set up on my NVR too, but don’t find that so easy to view.
I have nearly finished building a camera ready box and I’m just waiting on the camera, so hopefully I will put that up this Friday.....I know it may be a bit late but I’ve been bitten by the nest box bug and thought I could build my own
i look forward to sharing my update with you, as well as reading all of yours too
Welcome Amanda, wishing you lots of luck with your nesters ......I am so impressed that you are building your own box ......maybe one day I'll gave a go. Lots of people seem to have had some early interest so it's looking good for 2019
Dust if you must but wouldn't it be better To watch the birds ...........
Matt - I will put some up in the next few days.....need to read how to do it first. I have Fridays off work, so putting the box I have made up as the camera arrived today. I will sus out how to upload some photos / videos too.
I have had lots of activity again today, with the 2 birds keep swapping being in the box.....not sure what that means. I notice you are talking about wiggles. One of the blue tits has been spreading its wings out in the box and shuffling around, will that be wiggling? It looks a bit like sparrow in a dust bath
Nice clear pics Amanda, are you making any recordings of the visits?
Yes, visits are recorded on a Sonology NAS and also my Hikvision NVR I have the Sonology NAS set to just record the motion detects, and when I want to watch any activity, it will play one recording followed by the next, or I can see individual triggers. I already had the NAS but didn’t use it much, so I am pleased it is earning its keep now!