Adult two way cam
Also, the Compost and K-Box Nest cams are acting up unrelated to this.
And finally, the Cavity Cam’s poor quality is likely due to the cams old age and rain related problems, which will be difficult fix given she isn’t leaving for more than a minute or two at a time.
In the meantime, some European Honeybees rediscovered the box and apparently are deciding to call it home again. Nonetheless, those of you who pledged will still get a chance to guess a species. Again, I’ll shortly be emailing the link to do this as well as other Birdathon followup.
Pete 6/1/17 The Starr Ranch Kestrels did not use the box this year.
So please know that I’m aware of all of these issues and will fix as soon as I can.
I’ll also be following up soon with emails to all of you who egg-pledged or donated to the egg pledge outright.
So, once the BNOW fledglings are no longer returning to the cavity and it’s vacant for a while – which is what typically and eventually happens – I will go up there and install a new camera (the one that’s there is REALLY old), In the meantime, the cavity is being partially “lit up” by the infrared LED’s from the PTZ cam, so that’s why you can still see a little bit there at night. However, as we approach the end of April, the “2017 Starr Ranch Birdathon Month”, I’m really hoping you will consider making a pledge.
Pete 5/12/17 Finally – The 2017 Starr Ranch Birdathon Recap is done! The cost of cams and other hardware, plus the streaming are just a part of the expense of keeping everything running at Starr Ranch.