Operational during daylight hours
Niger seed for finches (left)
Fat ball (right)
Mixed seed on table
BIRD NEST CAM
Nesting season only
Kestrelcam - daylight hours
Owlcam - 24 hours
Swallow cam - daylight hours
(out of season these links will be to archive pages)
Interested in how our cameras are set up? Click here...
BIRDTABLE CAM ARCHIVE
Nothing interesting on the bird table at the moment ? - See highlights from the last 4 years.
Watering Hole Cam
This is our brand new camera watching a drinking trough. It is a day / night camera.
Watch this space!!
CHURCH FARM ARCHIVE
Rather than bring you past pictures from the 'Secret Valley' camera here are some photographic images from around Church Farm.
The 'Making' of Wildlink
We are often asked about how we set up Wildlink so below are a few notes on the story so far....
– took many months & involved digging
some seriously long trenches to bury our cables! Currently we have over 2
kilometres of cable (much of it high quality video cable) running from the
various cameras back to a central point where we use a video server to convert
the video signals from the cameras to digital signals to be sent to the internet.
The cameras are all high resolution video cameras of various makes, rather
than the 'webcams' found on home PCs. The camera which watches the badgers
(and foxes) each evening is able to work in daylight & then switch itself
to night mode as the light levels fall, the same camera was used in the kestrel's
nest during the last breeding season which meant that we were able to show
colour pictures when light levels were sufficient & still show black &
white images when the light fails. Other cameras use infra red lighting.
David and Andrew's BBC background certainly helps when it comes to the technicalities
of making all this work. The complexity of keeping such an operation running
is not for the faint hearted!
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