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Feedercam version 1.0

Toady I’ve been experimenting with 2 webcams to film the bird feeder. Unfortunately its a bit wet so not much happening however at least I’ve been able to test some things…..

Here’s a pic of the setup – a microsoft webcam on the window cill with a logitech blue-tacked to a telescope!

Both are linked to the computer running i-spy using motion triggers so they automatically record when something happens (they have to be pretty sensitive to capture such small objects so most of the videos are of twitching leaves!)

The link below goes to my first test of the system where I’ve got the times to tally up when editing.

squirrel spy test

Next step is to get the raspberry pi to control tham and house the whole lot in a waterproof box to create a sort of “game cam”