I have spent most of today working on a new hedgecam feeder to go on the top of my hedge outside my office. This feeding platform is great in the winter as I get visitors to this rather exposed site that do not like coming into the garden. The hedge top is level with an upstairs window… my office window… so I get excellent views of it whilst I work. The downside is that it is a bit of a challenge to climb up the bank to fill it up and even harder to get the whole hedgecam set-up up there. For this reason, I created the set-up in sections, making it easier to get it up there.
To improve the camera views from this feeder, I have installed a clear plastic roof so that the daytime images will be brighter and clearer. To improve the night time viewing, I bought a small 12V floodlight that runs off of the power supply to the camera. This means no additional wiring. I am pretty confident that the voles, mice and rats will soon get used to this area being lit, and will then reward my live cam viewers with some excellent images!