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Skywatcher
03-10-2008, 01:49 PM
Along with a lot of cool stuff ( and some socks) I got one of these

http://www.handykam.com/nest-box-and-bird-box-cameras/colour-nest-box-and-bird-box-camera.html

Really excited about this - must make sure i've got it all up and running before the spring

The Bill Oddie in me is stirring :D

Beccaberry
03-10-2008, 01:54 PM
Now *that* is just awesome :D

keith
03-10-2008, 01:55 PM
That's abolutely awesome!

My parents would love that, must bookmark the page

Can't wait to see the images from that!

Skywatcher
03-10-2008, 02:11 PM
Hmm - should be able to capture film via the laptop now I think about it - Got all excited about birdning when Springwatch was on last and we spend a mint feeding the birds in te garden now

Isafari
03-10-2008, 02:14 PM
Well done to Lisa for hunting this fab gift out for you. I think DH would love one of those too....so that's his next birthday gift sorted :yes:

You'll have to let us know if you have any birds nesting in it once it's up :p015: I think it takes a while before you'll get birds in there as they have to get used to the box and trust it :confused:

Skywatcher
03-10-2008, 02:23 PM
We have a surprisingly diverse variety of birds considering we are only 100 yeards away from the sea i'm sure we'll have some tenants just got to make sure we set it up close enough for the wires to reach yet secure enough for the birdies to feel safe - not sure I'll be drilling through the walls though

Dawn
03-10-2008, 02:42 PM
That is awesome.

I have nesting boxes in the garden and we spend a fortune on bird food (most of which the dog consumes). And I got into it through Springwatch too. :D

I was very excited a couple of weeks back to spot 12 goldfinches while out on a cache walk. Thanks to Bill Oddie they are not just "pretty birds" anymore. :lol:

Skywatcher
03-10-2008, 02:54 PM
We have a woodpeckers, green and lesser spotted visit us ofen, Jays, starlings coal tits, great tits, blue tits, sparrows, the odd fich, magpies, collared doves, 1 wren, robins and the odd gull, had a sparowhawk a couple of weeks back as well - I love it :D

Claire
03-10-2008, 03:01 PM
We have a woodpeckers, green and lesser spotted visit us ofen, Jays, starlings coal tits, great tits, blue tits, sparrows, the odd fich, magpies, collared doves, 1 wren, robins and the odd gull, had a sparowhawk a couple of weeks back as well - I love it :D

You're so lucky. We see nothing. The downside of owning a cat. :(

Skywatcher
03-10-2008, 03:05 PM
we have cats but they are pretty ineffectual at attacking birds - we have gotten so many more species by adding asprinking of dried mealworms to the feeding tray

Disneybumble
03-10-2008, 03:08 PM
They're great Chris.we got my Dad one last Christmas. He spends all day watching it.

josh.p.
03-10-2008, 03:52 PM
you should set up a website so we can all watch it unfold!

Skywatcher
03-10-2008, 03:59 PM
hmm its not a webcam though - thought it would be - anyways i have alittle time to sort it out

Tink
06-10-2008, 01:58 AM
Whoa. Wait a sec. You live HOW CLOSE to the sea? *wicked jealous face*

Skywatcher
06-10-2008, 08:21 AM
:lol: yes I am very lucky as the crow flies it is about 100 yards but there is train track in the way so it s about a 1/2 mile walk

MystikPiglit
06-10-2008, 09:31 AM
What an excellent present! :p015:

SleepinCatz
06-10-2008, 10:06 PM
That really is a really great gift!