Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Update on cams and a peek at Eclipse!

The cameras seem to be adjusted properly now...or so I hope! We had to change a setting in the nestbox after it was too bright yesterday. Seems normal now but the downside is no picture after dark like we had the first night after install. Oh well-daytime viewing is most important.

We still need to correct the sound but that adjustment can be made from the inside. We'll be working on that in the near future.

Both Scout and the male have been around this morning so it appears that courtship is progressing normally. Hopefully we will have eggs within a couple of weeks.

If you are wondering, the yellowish feathers in the nestbox are from a Northern flicker. Some were there on Monday and at that time I tidied up the nestbox and picked them out. Now there are more. Either another flicker was consumed or perhaps the wind blew them back in.
One of the young from last year's nest, Eclipse, was observed in Cleveland on 3/22/10! I don't have any further details at this time but it is always exciting to hear about "our" young after they have moved on.