Friday, January 15, 2010

Audio, too!

I forgot to mention in my post yesterday that we were able to reinstall the nestbox microphone also! So, sound is now available on both views of the live streaming.

I noted watching the cams yesterday there appears to be a color shift on the nestbox view and the ledge view was very dark later in the afternoon. No doubt there are some camera settings we will have to tweak. But at least we have plenty of time to work out the bugs prior to nesting!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"New" Cams!

This morning we switched out cameras...not really to new cameras but different cameras. Actually, we dug out cameras from storage, blew off the dust, replaced a couple of missing parts and re-installed these "old" cameras. So, you may notice a slightly different view from last season, but if you compare back to 2008 you'll see the very same camera angle and views. The best part about going back to the old cameras is that we will not have the strobing/flashing/blinking effect that was so bothersome with the IP cameras.

We did not see Scout any of the time we were working on the ledge. It would have been nice for Jason and Doug (the installers) to have the experience of seeing a peregrine up close, but then again, it is much easier to work up there without the distraction.

Meanwhile, one floor below the nest, Michael Limes of i5 Consulting and Lindsay Deering, webmaster with the Division of Wildlife, were hard at work on the computer/software end of the project. Good news, the still images of the nestbox view are working again as are the floating windows!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Welcome to 2010

Happy New Year!

In anticipation for the coming nesting season we will be working on the cameras soon. Right now, we are tentatively scheduled to be working on the system on Thursday morning, Jan 14. Expect the cams to be down at this time. Hopefully, our efforts will result in better viewing. Stay tuned...!