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Last update: 4/15/2021 10:44 pm

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Camera Summary 

Back Yard Cam and Game Cam

The cameras used in these positions is a Reolink RLC-410S

4.0 Mp w/2560 x 1440 resolution

Fixed 4.9 mm lens and Sound

Front Porch Cam

The camera used is a HIKvision DS-2CD2032-I IR network camera

3.0 Mp w/2048 x 1536 max image resolution

Nest Cam II

This camera is a Sea Wit seaw-88EAE-NP

1.3Mp (1280x960) 960p

3.6 mm lens modified to focus close - nominally at 5 inches

first put in service Aug 2018

Feeder Cam

The camera used is a FULUVA wired POE Camera

5 Mp 2592 x 1944 displayed image @ 2592 x 1456

3.6 mm fixed lens modified to focus close - nominally at 11 inches

36 Pcs IR LED lights for night vision

Nestcam III

The cameras used is a Reolink RLC-520

5.0 Mp w/2560 x 1920 resolution

Close Focus set to 2.25" to 5.0"

Built in Microphone

 

 

Location of external cameras

The Nest and Feeder alternately use the same mounting pole and LAN connection

 

 

Nest Cam Internal and External Views

 

 

Feeder Cam Internal and External Views

June 2019  - Rather than convert the nest back to a feeder box, a new feeder box with a new camera was built.  The pictures above show the construction of the feeder cam box.  The goal was to build a box and camera that gave more of a profile view of the visiting birds, rather than a view that looks down on them.    The nest box is now in storage in the garage after making a few revisions.   It will be put back in service about Mid April 2020.  There is a mounting pole in the back yart that includes a LAN connection that is shared by the two boxes, so both will never be in service at the same time.

 

 

 

 

La Crosse V40 - Pro Weather Monitor

WU local Weather  

 My webcam 3  

Front Porch Cam

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Back Yard Cam

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Snow Depth Conversion Aid 

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Game Cam

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Feeder Cam

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Nest Cam III

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Nest Cam III

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Nest Cam III

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Nest Cam III

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Weather Monitor

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Nest Cam 2018 -  This is a link to favorite nest cam snapshots and videos that were captured on a USB camera and saved during the Spring 2018 Tree Swallow nesting cycle.  One of the first files shown will be Instructions for viewing the pictures included.    The other file "Nest Cam 2018 Story" is what is left of the text from the website last year.  Click on either to open and read. 

Late summer 2018 the Nest observation camera was changed to a newer IP camera with higher resolution and ir light for night viewing..   In addition the nest housing was converted to a feeder by replacing the bottom with a feeder tray so the camera inside the housing ceiling is looking down at the feeder tray.   In the spring of 2019 the nest housing was converted back to a full bird nest by replacing the bottom housing with the origiinal housing. The camera remained in place with only some minor adjustments of the viewing position.  There were major improvements in the video quality over the 2018 nesting pictures due to the new IP camera.  Also, the new camera has an Infrared light not visible to the birds  that enabled black and white night time viewing of the nest contents.

Nest Cam 2019 -  This is a link to favorite nest cam snapshots and videos that were captured during the Spring 2019 Tree Swallow nesting cycle. The folder also includes a few others from earlier in 2019.  The first file shown will be Instructions for viewing the pictures included.  Click on it to open and read.

In the fall of 2019, rather than convert the nest back to a feeder, a new feeder platform/housing was built with a different (new) camera.   The picture shown at the oppening of this site will now present what I call the Feeder Cam.   This setup will be used thrughout the winter and until about early April 2020.   At that time a new internet LAN connection and mounting post was added and the Feeder Cam was moved to that post.   The Nest Cam was modified by replaceing the original camera with one that has higher resolution (5 mb) and built in microphone was taken out of the garage storage and placed on the original interned LAN post.  This hopefully, will be the home of the swallows for the 2020 nesting cycle when they return,

Nest Cam 2020 -  This is a link to favorite nest cam snapshots and videos that were captured during the Spring 2020 Tree Swallow nesting cycle.  The first file shown will be Instructions for viewing the pictures included.  Click on it to open and read.  The second file is a Time Line listing with information about some of the clips included.   Be sure to look at this file as well as the instructions.

.Some information about Tree Swallows can be found at this site:.  Tree Swallow

The birdhouse can be seen in the ' Back Yard Cam' picture at the far right back at the rear edge of the lawn area.   It is pole mounted and the largest item of the various other birdhouses and feeders.  Also see below for a older picture of the birdhouse.  The Game Cam now also shows a picture of the bird house location.  The feeder cam is now located 10 ft to the left of the birdhouse cam (not shown in the picture below).   The two camers almost face each other and they both offer light to the area between them for illuminating visitors such as deer and bunnies at night.

 

The Birdhouse location (early spring 2018)

This is how the birdhouse site looks 6/23/18.  Looks like the grass and plants have been growing as fast as the birds.

 

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The following 2 pictures show the location of the camera taking the back yard pictures

 

 

 

 

 

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  My webcam 3

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