Pennington Infants Birdbox Webcam 2005
We have a new ugraded webcam in our
birdbox this year. We are pleased to say we have a blue tit family in
residence again and are even more pleased that the pictures are being
streamed live to the internet. The pictures are on a new Birdbox Project
website provided by the South East Grid for Learning.
To see this splendid site click here.
Pennington Infants Birdbox Webcam 2004
In a large Oak Tree next to the school
we have a birdbox. Inside that birdbox we have a webcam.
We are very fortunate that this year
a pair of blue tits have made their home in the box. This has meant
that our children have been able to watch the goings on inside the nest
via a monitor in the school library.
To see an archive of video in Windows
Media Video format please click the links below to download the files.
If you have a dial up connection they will take a couple of minutes
All Windows computers should have Windows
Media Player to play these clips. If you undock the player you can change
the size of the video window (although the video resolution is quite
low, to speed download times). We are hoping to put up hi-res clips
for broadband users in the near future.
April 2004 - A glimpse of the eleven eggs in the nest, mother bird sitting
on the eggs
May 2004 - Mother Blue Tit re-arranges her eggs
May 2004 - Mother Blue Tit is still re-arranging her eggs
May 2004 - Almost all hatched, mum and dad remove shell from chicks
May 2004 - Spot the hungry chick, mum brings a caterpillar
May 2004 - Getting stronger - eating more
May 2004 - Mum and dad fattening the chicks up
May 2004 - The chicks start to find their voices.
May 2004 - It's getting crowded in here
May 2004 - We've got feathers!
May 2004 - Not babies any more
May 2004 - Exterior video of the nestbox with a blue tit flying in and
May 2004 - Nearly ready to go?
May 2004 - Exercising our wings, ready to go
2004 - The birds have flown, an empty nestbox
We have also been keeping a nest box
diary, noting what has been happening. It has proved to be very interesting
and we have found that nest building and egg laying was not like we
thought it would be. For example we were very surprised to see that
it took almost a month for the Tits to build their nest. To
read the nestbox diary click here.