| Catherine's Nest Box Webcams 2008
Located in Stock, Essex, UK
In 2006 we showed a pair of
blue tits raising a family. We had a live webcam feed and a diary of events
with archived pictures. For 2007 we had 6 cameras running 24/7 with updates to
the web pages. For this year, 2008, we are running 6 cameras again. The archive
and diaries have been continued and are updated regularly.
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should take you to the latest content.
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Pictures will be uploaded every
few minutes from 07:00BST to 19:00 BST and once an hour at other times. When
things get more interesting we will increase the update rate.
January 2008 - 6 cameras running but not
all fed to the 'net all the time.
||To see this with pictures click
We have added a video server to Box
2 to show the roosting great tit Click here for latest pictures.
Unfortunately, we have not had the time to refurbish the main
system for the new season yet.
||Several boxes now
have roosting birds. The camera in box 4 has been re-enabled.
Click here for latest
1 - One of the 2 chicks died around 31st May but the last one fledged on
4th June. Click
here for more.
Box 5 - 7 chicks fledged mid-morning of 4th June but one
remained and died early on 5th June.
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7 - One fledged on 2nd June, one died on the same day and the remaining 3
fledged on 4th June.
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||Box 1 - 4 of the 6 great tit chicks died by 27th. It
looks like it is only the female that is feeding the remaining 2
- 8 Blue tit chicks are moving around the box now and being fed by both
7 - The tail-less female has not been seen since the 26th. There are 5
chicks remaining now which are being fed by the male. He does not spend the
night in the box.
Woodpecker - The greater spotted woodpecker has been on
and around both boxes 1 & 7 over the last few days. The box fronts are
strong enough to resist it but the birds will be vulnerable, when
1 - 6 great tit chicks progressing well
Box 5 - Blue tit chicks
now visible above the top of the nest cup.
Box 7 - The 9 (?)
blue tit chicks have started to leave the nest cup and are filling the box. An
external camera has been added. The female no
longer has her tail feathers but seems to be doing fine.
|Box 1 - 6 great tit
chicks hatched by the morning of 17th May.
Box 3 - 8 great tit chicks
look almost ready to fledge.
Box 5 - Blue tit eggs hatched a day or
Box 7 - Blue tit eggs probably hatched on 14th May
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||Box 1 - Still
Box 3 - 8 chicks remaining, most now have their eyes open.
An external camera has been added (Mono. since the location is very
Box 5 - 7+? Blue tit eggs
Box 7 - Still
Box 8 - Front made good following damage by a woodpecker
Visible lighting has been disabled
during hot weather
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|Box 1 - The nest,
built by blue tits, was taken over by a great tit which has laid 6 eggs. It has
been incubating for a few days. However, the box has received some interest
from a greater spotted woodpecker
|Box 3 - 9 chicks
hatched by 1st May. Both parents have been attending to their
|Box 5 - Incubation
probably started about a week ago. The number of eggs is unknown.
|Box 7 - 9 eggs are
|Box 10 - Blue tits
(no internal camera).
Box 2 - No activity, camera
Box 4 - No Activity
Box 6 - Blue tits incubating
Box 8 - Great tits incubating (no camera)
- Blue tits (no camera).
||Box 1 - A pair
of blue tits built a nest then did not return. Great tits have visited.
Box 2 - Only a few visits from a pair of great tits
- 10 eggs laid by 19th April. Incubating.
Box 4 - Occasional visit
from male blue tit.
Box 5 - Nest re-built and plenty of activity by
Box 6 - No camera but blue
tits have completed a nest.
Box 7 - Blue
tit roosting and lots of daytime activity.
||Box 1 - No
Box 2 - A blue tit pair has been visiting regularly.
Occasional visit from a great tit. Switched to IR only today to see if it
Box 3 - 1st Great tit egg laid on 9th April. Some
problems with the camera so it has been replaced.
Box 4 - Blue tit
stopped roosting on 6th April, few visits since.
Box 5 - Nest was
removed and replaced. System left in IR mode since visible lights seemed to
encourage the birds to peck around the camera.
Box 6 - No camera but blue tits have completed a
Box 7 - Blue tits have built a
nest. The male does appear to be One Foot.
technology summary page has been
added and the links page has been
||Box 1 - Great
tit no longer roosting here and activity is much lower.
Box 2 - A
blue tit pair has been visiting regularly. Occasional visit from a great tit.
Box 3 - Great tits started building a nest on 30th March.
4 - Blue tit continues to roost and nest is progressing.
Box 5 -
The blue tits have been attacking the visible light LEDs so we have switched to
24hr IR for now. Nesting material was brought in then some removed.
|Box 7 - Little
activity until yesterday. Lights have been switched to manual since the blue
tits seemed disturbed by their reflection. It looks like Scruffy's mate from
2006/7 may be back see
||Box 1 - Great
tit roosting and pair visit.
Box 2 - Roosting great tit moved out.
Great tits and blue tits have visited.
Box 3 - Great tit roosting
and pair visit.
Box 4 - Blue tit roosts and pair visit. Nest building
started 14th March.
Box 5 - Blue tit roosts and a pair visit.
Box 7 - Blue tits visit
added covering periods 1st January
to 11th February and 12th February to 16th March
||Box 1 - A
great tit has inspected a few times.
Box 2 - Great tit
Box 3 - A new IR camera was fitted today. See
box 3 Tech.
- The pair of blue tits continue to visit & one roosts.
Box 4 tech. added.
5 - A pair of blue tits has been seen. One roosts.
Box 6 - no
Box 7 - Camera running, no activity
||Box 1 - Camera
running, no activity
Box 2 - Camera running, great tit
Box 3 - Camera not re-fitted yet
Box 4 - IR camera
running, blue tit roosting & pair visit
Box 5 - Camera running,
blue tit roosting
Box 6 - no camera
Box 7 - Camera running,
We finally resurrected the systems
after a having few problems. A new, more rugged, front was added to box 7 (the
one that suffered a woodpecker attack). The iCatcher PC was re-deployed so we
had to commission another. The Euresys Junior 4 capture card stopped working
(just out of warranty), so that had to be replaced. One of the day/night
cameras (JVC1460E) would not switch properly. Pulling it apart and cleaning the
mechanism seemed to fix it. 2 video feeds have acquired an earth loop problem
but that will have to stay for now.
||An Axis 2100 camera,
modified for infra-red operation, has been put on line showing Box 4. The box
was cleaned out in October and a blue tit has been roosting there most nights.
Box 4 Webcam
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