Birdhouse webcam

Photo of bird approaching birdhouse

We've all seen birdhouse or bird nest webcams, where you can see inside the birdhouse or observe eagles, hummingbirds and the like in their nests.

I came up with an interesting variation of that. Instead of putting the cam inside, I mounted it directly beside a birdhouse that is mounted high on an outbuilding. That way, I get interesting motion-activated shots of the birds coming and going and can also analyze their behaviors.

That cam is in its fifth year, and it's recorded some very interesting things - particularly the year where a bird feeder was mounted five feet to the right of the cam. The most interesting shots are where the birds are competing for the birdhouse, or are defending it.

But I thought you might like this shot, taken on April 21. Here in the Seattle area, the bird is secondary to the sunshine in the picture. I'm glad I got a picture of it while it lasted. :)

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 04:30

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