Nesting box with video camera
I have a nesting box for great tits (Dutch: “koolmees”, Lat. "Parus Major"). Just below the roof there is a small camera. These cameras have the advantage that you can see in the dark when using infra-red illumination. As far as I have understood, birds can not see infra-red light. So, with some optimization of a regular IP-cam, you can monitor the birds at night. The second generation of the birds cages, which included internet functionality, resulted in a 24-hour observation of a nest in 2015. The nest is off-line right now.
Reports on the activities in the nest per year
|2002||One nest where all the chicks died|
|2004||Eight eggs and finally seven young birds|
|2006||Moved to another house, bird's cage left behind|
|2014||Finalized new birdcage in December|
|2016||Yes, there is a nest|