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Blue Tit Nest Box Cam

More about this box.........

This box has been my most successful to date and I have had blue tits nest in this postition for the last 6 years.

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This nest box has been adapted from having an analogue camera inside it, to now having an HD Hikvision mini-dome IP camera.  The box was originally made by Wildlife Windows and has a small lighting unit inside, which is operated via a light sensor on the outside of the box. I adapted the box to house the Hiukvision IP camera.  The lights come on during the day and go off at night. I have lights in all of my nest boxes and all of them are occupied, which confirms my belief that a certain level of lighting does not affect the birds in any way.

 

 

This Flickr Slideshow shows some highlights from this nest box lasy year

This YouTube Album shows some highlights from this nest box

The box is mounted on an Oak tree half way up my garden. This situation has had a box for the last 6 years and I have had blue tits nest in it every year. The box often changes, but I always put it back in this favourite position. Oak trees are an incredible micro--habitat for many invertebrates and vertebrates. Usually, the hatch of the eggs corresponds with the oak coming into leaf. This is when the leaves are covered in newly hatch moth caterpillars.... perfect food for hungry blue tit chicks!