Watching garden wildlife has just taken on a new dimension for me with the installation of a remote CCTV camera.
Part of the joy of garden wildlife is getting out there amongst it or at least viewing it from behind the windows of your own home. How many times though have you strained to see something happening at the far end of your garden or just around the corner and longed to see what was going on? Well technology is now delivering the kind of devices that enable us to do that at affordable prices.
I am road-testing some kit from Wig Wam Wild Cams
that enables me to sneak a look at some garden bird activity from a different viewpoint. The kit comprises of a birdbox and a bird feeder with a single camera that can be simply interchanged between them.
I have already enjoyed watching robins, coal tits (Parus ater
) and great tits (Parus major
) feeding on the combi-feeder. It's amazing to be able to see at close quarters exactly what items of food each takes from the mixed seed which I've put on there. Notwithstanding the problems with wiring, the kit was surprisingly easy to set up. You can avoid the problems of wiring if you can afford to pay a bit more for wireless kit.
I'm looking forward to seeing what insights this kit gives me into the lives of my garden birds. Keep reading the diary for regular updates.