Monday, November 20, 2006

FalconCam Update

Other than a few tweaks that are needed, the new ledge FalconCam seems to be working out OK. Thanks to Juanita Woods for saving images in different lighting conditions to help us test.

One thing to know about the new camera is that it has a day/night mode – in low light conditions (morning, evening, and major overcast conditions) it will switch to black and white vs. a color picture. Unfortunately, the black and white picture does not produce the same level of image quality-- however it will allow us to gain additional viewing time at dawn and dusk.

Further adjustments to level the picture and tweak the color will be made in the next several weeks. For now, it is very nice to see the ledge and falcon activity again--two birds!!