|Xbox webcam original lens, forward IR LEDs||Xbox webcam, 2.8mm CCTV lens, splayed IR LEDs|
Monday, 23 April 2012
Over the weekend I upgraded my first Birdbox webcam to the improved design I used for the Woodpecker nest box camera, with a wide angle lens to capture the whole floor, and splayed IR LEDs to avoid whiteout/glare.
During the upgrade I considered replacing the camera mounting in order to rotate the camera, but decided the confined box made it too much effort. With the new lens I can now capture the whole floor and some of the side walls - the view shifted slightly while reattaching the box to the wall - but it will do.
Thursday, 19 April 2012
This evening I popped down the garden to check the webcam in Birdbox 3, to see how the blue tit nest was coming along (after the occupying tree sparrows gave up), and for the first time was able to watch a live feed of a bird in the box:
That was a nice surprise - I left them to their snooze.
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Monday, 2 April 2012
I found this Woodpecker nest box at the top of a shelf at a local independent Garden Centre gathering dust, and at £16 it seemed worth a try, given Greater Spotted Woodpeckers have been fairly regular visitors to our garden.
|Woodpecker nest box||Male Greater Spotted Woodpecker eating peanuts|