I put up my bird cam this weekend and pointed it at one of my bird feeders. The cam has motion sensor and takes a series of images whenever movement is detected. Here is one of the first shots showing a male Northern Cardinal and a couple of House Sparrows. Now I'm wondering how best to use this new Christmas present. Perhaps I'll end up discovering who is eating the goldfish in my pond?
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I've had great luck with a nest box in the backyard that, over many years, has been used by Wood Duck, Eastern Screech-Owl, Great Crested Flycatcher, Northern Flicker, Starling and Eastern Gray Squirrel. The box is now in rough shape and I have a beautiful new box ready to put up in its place. I don't want to disturb the Screech-Owl that is the current occupant so I have been waiting for a day when the bird is away from the box to make the switch. To check to see if the owl is home I climb a step ladder, poke my compact camera through the hole, and take a quick photo. So far the owl refuses to abandon its roost so the new box sits unused on the back step.