There are five new photographs on the Photo page starting…

April 29, 2008 in webcams by MrFarmer

There are five new photographs on the Photo page, starting from number six. Getting very low on photographs.

A picture of Thornbury (I actually stayed for 2 nights here last year it’s brilliant and quite an experience!!) Bec.


The second one was captured from one of my cameras last night (Sunday) The cat sure was curious as to what the hoggy is eating but not stupid enough to get too close. Liz ( North Yorkshire )

Photo of a nuthatch taken at Markeaton Park in Derby. Vicky.

Shelduck. This photograph was sent to me by Barry at Rye Harbour. It was sent for other reasons than the Photo page. I hope he does not mind.

With the amount of work that we seem somehow to be doing this spring I have not had a lot of time to look for nest site around the Farm. Because of the obscure places that the Birds other than the Swallows manage to find to nest, nest can be difficult to find. By accident this afternoon we found three in the main Barn. Two are in a haystack that we have started to use to feed the animals with. We will need to use the hay in the stack but we will now have to be very careful to make sure that we do not disturb any of the nests. I have positioned the Sheep camera on the hay stack where a Robin is going in and out to feed her chicks. The nest is about nine inches into the stack and I will try tomorrow to put a miniature camera close to the entrance. I wont promise that we will see much of the chicks, but we will do the best we can. At the other end of the stack is what looks as if it maybe a Wrens nest. We will watch to see if we are right when we are in the Barn. Also in the Barn roof but it is unfortunately to high for the camera, is a Blackbird nest.

Lindsay mentioned in her entry on the Forum last night that one of the Badgers was waiting for the feed before before I had time to turn around. For the past week it has been waiting very close to the path that I take to get to the Sett. It follows me just out of view of the webcams below the lower part of the webcam. I have been trying to stop it as I really don’t want pet Badgers, this one is becoming far to brave. Last year I managed to stop it.

I received the email below from Simon this morning. If all goes well we will get the webcam on the website quite quickly.

Hi, I have good news as I have been checking the nest several times and I was there yesterday putting the panel in place and running the wires down from the nest where the chick sits happily. The parents have been returning regularly so today I have to focus the camera, Gerry down in the house will tell me via the mobile while I am in the nest. I will be in the mountains all day so I will send you an email before I leave Gerry’s House at the end of the day and then you can check out the nest. Cheers Simon