Mounted in a fir tree, next to my greenhouse, this nest box was purpose-made to experiment with a new Hikvision HD modified camera. The box has an internal lighting system. The small LEDs are illuminated during the day and a snesor means that they then turn off as soon as the light fades. I have lights in most of my boxes and they do not affect the birds in any way.... as you can see! The lights do, however, greatly increase the quality of the image that is captured. This is the first time I have used this kind of camera in a nest box and I am really looking forward to seeing how the footage looks!
This YouTube Playlist will show all the footage captured from this nest box. The latest footage will appear first.
This Flickr slideshow will display the screenshots lifted from the nest box footage.
Sadly, despite starting a nest in here, the blue tit stopped half way through... we'll have to wait until 2019 to see if they try again. .. a shame as the image in this box was super!