I was altering and checking some of the video feeds in the shed when I hooked up a little monitor to the nest box camera. This year has been a fair disaster as far as the baby Great Tits goes. More had succumbed to whatever the problem has been this year. I did see two remaining healthy chicks leave the nest and saw one of them in a nearby tree a short while later. I'm not sure how many survivors fledged but I doubt it was more than three.
On a happier front a new DVR turned up this morning to replace the old one which is cracking up (all those coloured blocks were rapidly getting worse). I think there is a good improvement in the quality from all the cameras and this one can cope with up to eight.
Video loss showing as nothing is connected to those inputs yet.
I actually have six cameras set up but as the old DVR could only handle four I was constantly having to change things depending what I wanted to keep an eye on. It needs a bit of rewiring to get everything working but that will have to wait for better weather. No way am I re-cabling during tropical type rain and hail showers.
This bit of video was recorded from a live feed through the DVR:
It looks to me to be a juvenile Blackbird which was sheltering from the rain:
Just some more settings to adjust to get better colour balance from each camera. I'm still learning my way round all the menus on the thing!
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