A little information about Birdboxview and our webcamera nestbox!
Birdboxview consists of husband and wife team, Keith & Rachel Symons. As
nature lovers we have been enthralled by watching the wildlife around
us at our rural home in Cornwall for the last 20 years and, being
also very interested in IT, this has led us to develop our innovative
and affordable birdboxes fitted with web cameras so we could get a
closer look at what happens inside a nestbox!
In 2011 we hung our first webcamera nestbox on
our house-wall and soon realised we had a really fun, affordable way for anyone who loves birds to watch them intimately on a desktop or laptop computer screen . By 2012 we had started supplying birdboxes fitted with tiny webcameras
to our friends and family and soon after that found ourselves selling them
all over the UK and Europe to other keen birdwatchers, to schools and to families. We found that this is a particularly popular present too and many of our sales are for Father's day, Birthday and Christmas gifts. That is why we offer a generous 60 days return policy because we know that the recipient may not get around to setting up their camera nestbox until later and we want to be sure you and they will be happy with their present!
Please feel free to message us to discuss whether our product is suitable for your particular requirements.
we have already been selling our webcamera nestboxes on Amazon and ebay
for 4 years, we have built up a substantial collection of reviews and
feedback there - you might find it helpful to check us out on those
sites before purchasing from us so here are the relevant links:
Many thanks for reading about us and enjoy your birdwatching!Here's a new (May 2016) clip of a lovely little bluetit family in a box bought by "A wildlife with animals" - have a look at their animal rescue site, they are doing good work there!
The clip above from you tube shows a Great Tit inspecting one of our Birdboxview nestboxes fitted with the 10m webcamera. It was recorded by a customer in Belgium. Below we received yet another clip in May 2016, this time it comes from Florence in France (thankyou!) It seems that Birdboxview nestboxes are getting popular with the birds in Europe!
A friend of ours told us this lovely story last week:
Two baby housemartins had fallen from or tried to leave their nest – the parent birds may have made a mistake because they had made their nest under the roof of a summer house, the roof is metal and it had been a very hot day. Or maybe the bird had just got kicked out… I am not sure. One baby bird was dead… I tried putting the living baby gently back into the nest but it came back out again. It was too young to fly and so I decided to try to take it indoors and feed it. I did not realise but there was one more still in the overheated nest, but luckily the next few days it rained. The good news was that the bird in the nest survived, possibly because the roof cooled down. The parents were always in and out during this time feeding their baby(s).
Anyway, I found a little box and put a small hand towel in it and some tissue (which works well because when a baby bird poops you can easily remove the tissue and put more down). I looked up on the internet what to feed baby birds in case of an emergency and found out that the food that you can give them is wet cat food…. I took a mortar and mashed up a small amount of wet cat food with some dried mealy worms and shelled sunflower seeds then I used a little water to dampen an unused small soft tip paint brush that you would use for painting watercolours, I dipped it into the food to get a tiny bit on the brush and touched the baby bird’s beak with it… it was hungry and it ate… I fed it about every 30 or 40 minutes until the evening when I left it to sleep. I tried not to handle it very much… but when the baby is very little you sometimes have to hold it gently in your hand. In the morning I was able to put the baby back into its nest with its sibling and they survived. Of course it goes without saying but baby birds need to be somewhere safe away from predatory animals.
SOME INTERESTING BIRDWATCHING EVENTS:
27-29 JANUARY 2018
DON'T FORGET TO JOIN IN THE RSPB
BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH!
We love doing this and last year we were able to report several new birds at our feeders and in our garden, maybe they will be around at the right time to be included on our form this year too!
If you want to join in you only have to watch for one hour. Its really a great project and so important to find out how the different bird species in our UK back gardens are doing year on year.
Here's the link to the RSPB site where you can get the survey form and more information:
NATIONAL NEST BOX WEEK:
NNBW takes place each year from 14-21 February, and
after more than 15 years it is now an established
part of the ornithological
NNBW aims to encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife.
Whether you’re a family with space for a box in your garden, a teacher, a member of a local wildlife group, or you belong to a bird club and could organise a work party, National Nest Box Week gives you the chance to contribute to the conservation effort in the UK whilst giving you the pleasure of observing any breeding birds that you attract to your garden.Find out more here: BTO national nest box week site