It has taken a lot of messing around with cables and power but I finally have the first of our planned nest box camera feeds back in my office! A family of Barn owls with 4 chicks. Still on temporary equipment and resulting low quality but it is already giving us a huge insight into the lives of the breeding pair here. we are now easily able to see what the male is bringing and how weather conditions affect his hunting, and also the surprising intolerance the female shows to having him in the box rather than out hunting! I hope to show videos very soon.
We have further plans for nest box cameras in the existing barn owl boxes, Tawny owl boxes, Shelduck nest chambers (underground) Swift boxes, Blue tit and Robin boxes. In the future I hope we can get feeds from the Sand martin and Kingfisher nests as well as our reed bed dwellers maybe
Reserves Manager at the Kingfishers Bridge wetland creation project in Cambridgeshire.