How To Choose Nest Box Cameras For Your Backyard

Published: 19th April 2011
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With spring now upon us, the activity in your backyard has stepped up another gear.

All types of birds are nesting and their babies are constantly hungry. Having a nest box video camera installed in your property, you can observe all of this from the convenience of home by means of images beamed direct to your TV.

Nest box cameras are offered in a number of forms, wireless or wired, colour or black and white and with or without infrared night vision and sound.

With a wireless camera, you will nonetheless need cables to deliver power to the video camera unless it is battery operated. The down side to battery operated cameras is that the video camera is heavy on the power usage, particularly if working with infra red night time vision. The cables for the video camera have to be compatible for this country's power supply, ie 12V and of a acceptable length to reach the nest box.

So as to acquire the best images, the siting of the nest box is also crucial. Not only will it decide whether birds will choose to nest in it but also what kind of birds will choose it. Ordinarily choose a sheltered spot, ideally facing between north and east or out of the prevailing wind direction.

Blue tits and most small birds need to have the box located at least 2m above ground height either attached to a wall, fence or tree. Robins and wrens prefer to nest below 2m in hedgerow.

The dimension of the hole of the box will also influence the type of bird that chooses to nest there. The tit family typically likes 25mm diameter holes and robins favor open fronted boxes.

The view angle of the video camera will also determine the scope of the image obtained. Ordinarily look for a view angle of no less than 60 degrees to see from the base of the nest box to above the nest or if placed above the nest then this will offer a view of the whole nest.

As well as watching birds hatching, a wildlife video camera is also suitable for discovering the life behaviour of hedgehogs, rabbits, badgers and more - all from the convenience of your own living room.

A digital camera can be set up in a stable or barn to observe horses, cows or sheep. A different option is to set up one in a rabbit or guinea pig hutch or perhaps as a CCTV for home protection.

To set up most nest box cameras, locate the video camera in a sheltered spot, such as a bird box, rabbit hutch etc, and connect to a mains supply. Then simply connect the receiver to your Television set, video or DVR and sit back and observe. No tuning is required. If the video camera is a wireless version, then the range is typically up to 100 meters.

Record your footage and make your very own documentaries. Youngsters and adults will watch enthralled. A must have for all nature lovers!

Having watched the baby birds hatch, the following stage is feeding them up.

To be sure a healthy family, offer mealworms, mealworms and more mealworms! Live food is crucial for the growth of the small birds. Sunflower seeds or hearts, summer bird food mix, insectivorous mix, mealworms, mild grated cheese etc. should all be good to help a growing family. Bear in mind - Whole peanuts may cause the death of young birds, so peanuts ought to always be put in a metal mesh feeder. Peanuts, fatty foods and bread are not ideal foods during the breeding season, but they are fine for the winter months.

Some specialized pet shops sell mealworms as live food for lizards and possibly fishing supply shops. It is possible to rear your own, but it's a lengthy procedure.

Install a bird box video camera and sit back and observe nature develop.

Nest box cameras are available from Gifts and Presents, the online gift retailer. The colour nest box camera is a perfect gift for this time of year.

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