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Re: Birds on the allotment
« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2015, 01:24:40 PM »
What you need is a nest box camera system Wonky.

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You can also get ones that record what's happening on a memory card that you can remove and view on your PC/Laptop.
 

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Re: Birds on the allotment
« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2015, 10:46:14 PM »
Camera nest boxes are a great way to go - we have two attached to the back of the house. However down on the allotment where the nest box is attached to the shed there is the minor issue of no electricity supply. I dare say there could be a work around with solar cells and batteries etc but what starts out as a simple job to do in principle all of a sudden becomes complicated and probably quite expensive to realise.

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Re: Birds on the allotment
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2015, 12:44:29 AM »
Camera nest boxes are a great way to go - we have two attached to the back of the house. However down on the allotment where the nest box is attached to the shed there is the minor issue of no electricity supply. I dare say there could be a work around with solar cells and batteries etc but what starts out as a simple job to do in principle all of a sudden becomes complicated and probably quite expensive to realise.

I'll have a head scratch for you Wonky. Probably be able to lash up a battery powered IR camera with a movement detector and a memory card so that you can take the card away & load it on your PC. And possibly even load it on here via an You Tube link.
 

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Re: Birds on the allotment
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2015, 08:05:15 AM »
Trouble with any techy  stuff you might find them being stolen, especially if the ne'erdowells spot wires and things and think they are being filmed
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Re: Birds on the allotment
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2016, 11:15:33 AM »
Wouldn't know that it's the same blue tit or not as last year but the tit box on the shed has a blue tit resident. Only getting fleeting glimpses of it at the moment so not much else to say other than the tits are back!

Whilst on the subject of birds there has been a swallow landing on the plot and presumably rummaging for insects. Can't say that I ever recall seeing a swallow land before - that is other than one seen nesting behind a clock in a shop in India but that still wasn't landing on the ground.

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Re: Birds on the allotment
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2016, 11:37:50 AM »
Wouldn't know that it's the same blue tit or not as last year but the tit box on the shed has a blue tit resident. Only getting fleeting glimpses of it at the moment so not much else to say other than the tits are back!

Whilst on the subject of birds there has been a swallow landing on the plot and presumably rummaging for insects. Can't say that I ever recall seeing a swallow land before - that is other than one seen nesting behind a clock in a shop in India but that still wasn't landing on the ground.

They seldom land - except for house martins to scoop up mud for their nests, but even they feed on the wing. Apparently the swift can't land on flat ground because of the shortness of it's legs and the length of it's wingspan. Once it comes to ground it can't take off again unless it can launch itself off a ledge or a branch.
 

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Re: Birds on the allotment
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2016, 01:40:59 PM »
THERES A NICE BIRD ON THE PLOT NEAR ME  Secret:-)
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Re: Birds on the allotment
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2016, 04:55:23 PM »
THERES A NICE BIRD ON THE PLOT NEAR ME  Secret:-)

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Re: Birds on the allotment
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2016, 01:02:51 PM »
Bang goes your efforts on your plot then Spuds! You'll be too preoccupied with your neighbour! I only hope for your sake that Mrs. Spuds doesn't take a peek in the 'Shed' & discovers what you've been writing! It could be a ball and chain at the sink for you m'lad!  cry:-(