No Elle, Camera quality or nothing isn't affected by the led lighting, When it gets to dusk the led turns off (you have a sensor on the cable that you leave outside the box) when it turns off the cameras IR comes into play and camera works black and white like it normally would of a night. Really bring out the colours in the bird, I still lose a little quality due to it not being set up to a recorder and still only filming my videos on my iphone from the screen. However even with the little quality I do lose cause of this my videos and images still look good cause the boost the light gives it. Birds don't seem to mind them to which is good! I never thought I would be able to have lights in my boxes due to how hard it looked setting it all up so it was a god sent when I found these cause its simple.
Yer I agree Paul, it does look really simple to do, even for idiots like me Might invest , although at moment I’m stuck with the ‘hubby’ situation! And I need him to go up ladders!! If I don’t get it done this year, I will give it a try for next year. Thankyou Paul
Elle, The drop down is for it to come with a "power plug" for £15.49 instead of £9.99 however you do not need the power plug. This plug is basically the plug you already have your camera running on since the led runs off the camera power and you already have the 12v plug giving the camera the power you only need the led light itself which is £9.99 If you enter "GF10" in the discount code part at checkout too you'll save 10% and get it for £9 instead of £9.99
I'd never think that! If you need any help or more detail when they arrive just private message me on here. I am sure the hubby will be fine sorting it out though just look at the pictures I posted and you'll be fine to know where each part connects. If not give me a message and i'll help best I can heart
My female sparrow as brought the first material into her box today, Just little bit of straw / twigs. I turned the camera on this morning and she jumped down with it in her mouth so missed the chance of a video Her box as fair amount poo init (she is roosting overnight) as been for a few months and unlike the female blue tit she doesn't clean that poo! But since she seems to be happy enough to bring some material in i'll leave her to it was planning on cleaning it out end of the month. Anyway little picture below also a picture of little visit to the side view box this morning seems to have picked up in activity this box poo being taken out etc. Sparrow first material
Judging from the nest they gave me Paul, ‘mess’ is the last thing they worry about - I know it wasn’t poo, but their nest was a total mess . Loving all the pictures and updates. You will be worn out by the time the season gets under way - especially with all your kind help to us less technically minded Sue
That is true Sue, I will see what the nest building is up to by the end of February if its only a little bit of material I will clean it for her and put the material back. If it wasn't easy to tell male and female sparrow apart I would of thought this was a male rooster!
Male sparrow as decided its time to do some poo cleaning Bless him he's been at it all morning bare in mind its the female who roosts in this box and leaves it messy not the male however he is cleaning it she isn't bothered dirty b!tch
Thanks for the lovely piccies of bird housework Paul, so now I know that if my husband & I were birds we would be a pair of sparrows, as he does his "share" of the housework - but I'm not as selfish as a female sparrow!
No way would I want to be a female blue or great tit having to do the lot.
Diane - Scared of flying birds, but can handle frogs if necessary!
Good on that sparrow Paul. I opened up my rooster box today and swept it out. There was a complete fitted carpet of the mess. The rooster came back tonight and maybe did a quick double take but then just snuggled down. I wonder who he thought had cleaned up
Dust if you must but wouldn't it be better To watch the birds ...........
Diane and Sammi, He did a good job at cleaning yesterday, Turned the camera on this morning and some more material as been added only a few pieces of long straw. Female roosted again lastnight like she's been doing since October. Atleast a sparrow nest is confirmed for me again, Lets see where the blue tits decide to nest now.
I currently have a woodstone swift box on the way with the swift calls cd this will be my 10th and final camera box Seen on news few days ago the swifts really need help with nests with all the new buildings and roofs getting rid alot of there nest sites so decided to get one and see what happens. Might be abit tricky getting the camera into a stone box but I will do it only downfall is they like it dark so only black and white camera
We have swifts nesting 2 doors down in the roof for many years am hoping I can attract a new set to ours we will see worse case a little sparrow will make use of it I suppose
Post by blueeyedchick on Feb 18, 2019 15:32:45 GMT
A great idea Paul if you have the room. I think the Swifts lack of breeding spots is due to the impact of plastic soffits & gutters much like the Starling. My neighbours had them to and House Martins until they had these installed. Keeping fingers crossed you get a late take up.
Kathy, They don't arrive back into the UK until late April so got plenty of time yet to get the box up, Apparently you have to play the swift calls CD during May either in the morning or of an evening, Then again in July. (the baby swifts start looking for nests for when they return the following year) I'll see what happens, With having some nesting few doors down am hoping that ups my chances! But not expecting much this year probably take a few seasons before they click on like I said worse case is a little sparrow will use it so won't be a total lose if no swifts use it. Its all time and patience I guess.
Post by blueeyedchick on Feb 18, 2019 17:08:38 GMT
Oh that info is interesting I didn't know that. What I do know is that the swift rarely if ever lands on the ground unbelievable isn't it? I'm sure that you will have no problem drilling into your stone box with the right kit & we don't mind if it is black/white. A worthwhile project to watch over well done you!
P.S My friends son has just been to a lecture hosted by Brian May regarding one of his passions animals and their welfare. I love BM and wish I could have gone. He also chattted about Queen and his other interest Astropysics of which he has a PHD and Steroscope photography. A person who would be invited to my imaginary dinner party!!!!!