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Ten eggs and quite a hatchery!

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The garden was visited on a Friday in early March 08 by these beauties, 2 Blackcaps. A bit of a rarity around these parts, in fact only 3000 in the whole of the UK, so we're hoping with all the trees and hedgerow around us, they might nest here this year.

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April Wildlife news
The Blackcaps are nesting nearby, but still not exactly sure where. The Blue Tit Box camera is online. A snap every 10 seconds.  Also slow worms, soon to become a bigger part of our garden we think, as part of a big greenspace wildlife project in the neighbouring park. Very exciting. More later.

April 2008 we have 8 EGGS!
May 2008 we have 10 eggs!!
Below is the live picture.. well refreshed every ten seconds. Working on a video stream right now, but we're with Sky Broadband and that will mean 'it will be flippin difficult!!' But I will try!

Yes we had Blue Tits and from March 07, through until the fledge on May 20th, Webcam One was busy capturing a stream from the box. Some snapshots and video clips are available in the Webcam One Archive.

Below a still snapshot every few seconds from Webcam One

The birdbox on the right and feeder on the left.
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Webcam One has two roles,  in spring fixed in the roof of both our main camera nest box, and after the fledge refixed in our small feeder  looking down onto the small feeding table.

In 2006 despite getting birds in 3 of our other boxes, these two provided little excitement, except for a huge number of earwigs! As the main camera nesting box wasn't used by our feathered friends the camera went walkabouts to a small Wren's nest in the roof of Catherine's playtower. Trouble with Wrens, the male builds several nests then the female chooses which one she fancies....bloomin' cheek! Then we discovered our only obvious second brood in the box on the garden room wall. So I set up the camera to catch the little ones fledging from outside the box, which was very successful.

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Our Chicken cam is currently offline, when  it is working, you should enjoy some of the antics of our seven fiesty ladies!

Following success last year we intend yet another webcam to cover the big bird table, which I built in the winter of 2006. It regularly has visits from blackbirds, wood pigeons, collared doves and even crows which nest in the big Sycamore. So it should provide more entertainment.

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Find out what we didn't get round to eating last night!

What happened to webcam two last year? Well I tried running it alongside webcam one and was having great difficulty maintaining security with the software I was using, which is OK for one stream. However I have investigated and purchased much better software and I hope we can  have fun with webcam three as well soon, so do please check back.

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