Saturday, 16 February 2013

NestCams Live 2013

I've moved the NestCam live video stream to this link on the right as it slows down the loading of my website when it's on the front page.

Snapshot from Tuesday 19th February 2013
Unfortunately no birds nested in any of my boxes last year but I live in hope for 2013.  As you will sometimes see here, I currently have a Blue Tit roosting overnight in one of my nest boxes and I just hope it will nest here too.

Please be aware that it is usually dark at roosting time (but you knew that didn't you!) and so the image quality will be poorer and the colours will have turned monochrome.

The Blue Tit is currently coming in to roost at about 5:45pm each night, usually just after dark (although sometimes as early as 5:00pm depending on the weather) and leaves at around 6:45am each morning.  Obviously these times will change as the daylight lengthens.

Click here to see the NestCam live video streams which have been moved to a new page.


  1. Can see the bird - fast asleep
    Angela (Pike)

  2. Woohoo! It works then! Thanks Angela.

  3. Hi Martyn, I can see an empty box, it will be out feeding, great page too. Joan

  4. Hi Martyn, Got onto your live webcam OK, Sunday 3p.m. Tony

  5. Thanks Joan and Tony, make sure to look after 6pm as that's when the bird returns. Cheers, Martyn.

  6. Hi Martyn, the webcam's worked fine showing the roosting bird, cheers Dave Broome

  7. Still struggling to get a picture - will ask my son to take a look

  8. I can see the bird (it's asleep at the moment), but I needed to download Java(TM) before I could, and also a security box asking to run the Java application needs to be ticked, otherwise webpages with the camera on won't even load (or you'll be asked to give permission for the Java application to run every time you refresh the webpage).

    The video's jerky because it's only being updated every second to match the clock, you'll have to make it update every millisecond/microsecond to make it less jerky.


  9. If you 'right click' on the live video image and choose Transfer > Protocol 2, you'll get much smoother video. You can also play around with the quality settings (up to 75%) as swell as the frame rate and packet size. Make all these as large as possible and only reduce them if it slows the video down.

  10. Hi Martin
    Thanks. Yes I have seen the ball of fluff in your nest box.


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