The Clare School has two wildlife cameras in specialist nest boxes and has successfully had nesting Blue Tits and Great Tits over the last few years.
We also have access to the following live cameras from other websites and a link to the BBC Springwatch team who often give updates on various wildlife events around the country.
Our own camera is now transmitting pictures of our 2018 nest builders.
Bird Box 1 – (Great Tits) refreshes automatically every 20 seconds.
Bird Box 2 – (no permanent visitors) refreshes automatically every 20 seconds.
Please remember that these images are live and unfiltered. Occasionally there may be images some people find distressing.
News and video summary.
22 March 2018 – Camera 1
Whilst things appear to be going slowly in the nest box, we have seen quite frequent morning visits by a Great Tit and she spends most nights in there.
22 March 2018 – Camera 2
After the initial visits from Blue Tits stealing materials we’ve seen very little in the way of birds. We are however, keeping a close eye as there has been some
8 March 2018 – Camera 1
After a week of very cold weather nest building has slowed, although we have seen visits by the Great Tit to the bird box.
8 March 2018 – Camera 2
Blue Tits have been again in Box 2, but we are not sure what they are up to. They have made quite a hole in last years nest material and been seen removing some from the box. Are they just stealing material to use elsewhere?
6 February 2018 – Camera 1
Well last night our Great Tit was back roosting in the box. We’ve had some very cold nights and they’ve been tucked down in the corner, sometimes with just her tail visible. Hopefully as the box continues to be prepared more of the cobwebs from the last few months will continue to be cleared.
1 February 2018 – Camera 1
We were really excited to see that one of the Great Tits spent the night in the box last night. Will she be back tonight? Watch this space…
30 January 2018 – Camera 1
Well what a surprise this morning. We were hoping to clean the old material out of the bird box in preparation for this year and what do we see on the camera? A Great Tit adjusting the nesting materials. Unfortunately we’re going to have to live with the few spiders webs this season as we can’t disturb them now.