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This nest box is my almost guaranteed nest box! For the last six years, blue tits have raised their family here. This box live streams on my website as well as the CJ Wildlife website.

This nest box has been adapted from having an analogue camera inside it, to now having a Hikvision minidome HD 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  The box was originally made by Wildlife Windows and has a small lighting unit inside, which is operated via a light sensor on the outside of the box. 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 box is somewhat of an experiment this year, as I play around with the new cameras available and design new boxes to accommodate this technology.

 

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!

This Flickr Slideshow shows some highlights from this nest box

Follow the story of this nest box via my YouTube videos on the CJWIldlife YouTube Channel

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