Night-time visitors!

As soon as I got up this morning, I went to see if my garden camera had caught any action. The food bowl was empty and the egg had gone, so I knew… Continue reading

Garden Night-time Camera’s maiden run

Tonight I am going to put some food out and leave the night camera on and monitor any visitors. After removing the large spider web that some kind arachnid had built right across… Continue reading

Kestrel Box all wired into office!

I had set up my kestrel box at the weekend, but the wires were not long enough to reach my office, so I had to look at the images in my conservatory on… Continue reading

Garden Camera set up!

I have set up and focused my garden camera ready to see if I can catch some night time footage of any visitors. Trouble is, I can only monitor one camera at a… Continue reading

Oak tree blue tits

Following advice from Jason at Gardenature, I have adjusted the camera slightly in the oak tree nestbox. I learnt that the birds usually build the nest at the back of the box, so… Continue reading

Action in oak tree nest box!!

To try and monitor what is happening in my nestboxes, I uploaded a free trial version of¬† ‘i-catcher’. This is a piece of ¬†motion detection software. It picks up the camera and then… Continue reading

Kestrel Box viewing

Already seen something inspecting the kestrel box…… a nuthatch! Rather a large residence for such a small bird! Below is a link to a short video I took whilst balanced up the ladder!… Continue reading

Spagetti Junction!

Wow! What a weekend. Yesterday spent putting up the kestrel box, then today I mounted the nestbox in the oak tree, ran 40m of cable through a very prickly blackthorn and holly hedge… Continue reading

Kestrel Box ready for action!

A few more photos of the final stages of setting up the kestrel box! Grim day and we eventually came in soaking wet and covered in mud and green algae off of the… Continue reading

Kestrel Box set-up

On Friday, I was excited to pick up my new Kestrel nestbox from Riverside Woodcraft, a small business who operate from a farm near me. They did a brilliant job in building me… Continue reading