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!
All gone so nows the time to support us!
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