Starting from number one there are five new photographs on…

May 30, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

Starting from number one there are five new photographs on the Photo page, all sent in by Elaine. There will be five from Lynne tomorrow.

A picture of the Jolly FIsherman water feature taken yesterday at Skegness. Elaine.

Some photos of the sea at Chapel St Leonards. My son took these for me as he was nearer the shoreline. Elaine.

I saw the Kingfisher today for the first time this year. I was showing one of our Holiday Guests who had come for the fishing, where to look for the Fish on the webcams. As by appointment the Kingfisher landed on the branch. Since then I have realised that some are fledglings and we have seen the parents feed them. I will have one of the Lake webcams on the branch some time during each day.

The Goose stayed overnight on the Lake, but why we were mucking out the Horses this morning we heard her calling as if she was about to fly off. I haven’t seen her this afternoon. She may well have gone for good, although other Geese have returned for a couple of days. I must admit it was a shock to loose the last two Gosling as we did.

The Griffon Vulture webcam will not be on this year. Technical problems with a wireless broadband connection that we were not aware of when we agreed to supply the equipment, made it a to unreliable to carry on with the project. If another nest site can be found near a normal broadband connection, we may well start to broadcast the bird.

Peter in the USA is going to try to raise the camera height on the USA Osprey nest this coming Monday. It is a shame that we have been unable to see the chicks, if just to see the difference in the growing rate.

I thought that you would like to see the email that I have received from US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean this morning. I have spoken to Michael who sent the email. We have made sure that the location and connections are a in place for a webcam, and we have agreed to send all the equipment that is needed to get an under water camera working, at the site. As the location crosses 250m of water it will need a wireless connection as Rye Harbour, with the transmitter being sited on a buoy. The email explains most about the site. What it does not tell is another site that we spoke about in our conversation. Next to the location is a beach that Turtles come ashore on and lay their eggs. Michael has already spoken to the people concerned and they are very keen and excited, so there is a very good chance that we may be able to site a webcam on the beach to watch the Turtles.

Greetings,

I came across your site this morning while looking for underwater web cams. I am blessed to live in Paradise, a few hundred yards from a SCUBA diving site. The diving on St. Croix is a large portion of the tourist draw and some of the best in the world. We are located on the largest living reef in the Caribbean and boost of a wall that drops 3,200 feet into the Abyss.

I was wondering if your group would be interested in setting up a camera at the wrecks dive site to not only open the undersea world to the land lovers of the planet, but to also monitor the incredible sea life associated with the fantastic artificial reefs that the sunken ships at Butler Bay have become. Since I dive the site frequently, I can personally tell you that the creatures that visit the site on a regular basis are quite amazing. Three types of protected or endangered turtles make St. Croix home, the Hawksbill, Leather back, and Green turtles are majestic. We also have rays, southerns rays and Moray Ells hanging about.

If you are interested, I would volunteer to assist in any manor. Installation, maintenance, whatever. Additionally, there is an Internet repeater on the roof of my house which provides true broad band connections. I would be willing to provider arrange for the signal from your unit to make it to the WWW if you can provide the rest.

Thank you for your time and please let me know your thoughts, opinions.

God Bless,

Michael