Nest Cam

dellwo(10b)April 25, 2007

I have a hummer that lays eggs outside my kitchen window several times a year. She's sitting on her 3rd brood of the year now.

I have set up a webcam for your viewing pleasure. It's a cheap camera and I don't know if it'll keep up with a lot of viewers so be patient.

Go to: cam.dellwo.com

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down2earth

Thank you so much for allowing us to share your humming bird nesting. I enjoyed seeing it so much as did by hubby. We had seen nest before but never had the opportunity to see one with a bird on the nest.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2007 at 12:05PM
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tracey_nj6(6)

Oooooh, how cool! Regardless of it being a "cheap camera", would you mind sharing what kind of camera it is, and if it's an indoor or outdoor camera? I've been wanting to set one up on my feeder, so I can view the activity while I'm at work. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for letting us view!!!

I saw the eggs, came back here to comment, bounced back and mamma's back! Nice...

    Bookmark   April 25, 2007 at 2:20PM
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dellwo(10b)

It is a "Creative Live! Wireless". I got it for $95 from datavis.com. It has it's own wireless server so you don't even need to have a computer running (you'll need a router to connect to). The camera is mounted by the nest and the router box is sitting in my kitchen window.
It gets pretty washed out when the afternoon sun is on the nest. I set a patio umbrella nearby to shade things a bit.

Thanks, Joe

    Bookmark   April 25, 2007 at 2:33PM
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seafire1(z7 NJ)

Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!! This is great, another nest to watch so I don't get any work done!!!!!!

Pam

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 3:13PM
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geebeekc(Kansas City)

Joe,
Thanks so much for sharing the view and the information about the camera.
Could you please give us a bit of a timetable regarding the nest and eggs? When were they layed and when do you expect them to hatch?
Thanks. Seeing your pictures sure makes me wish I was in California!
Thanks
Gloria-Kansas City, MO

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 3:26PM
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dellwo(10b)

She's a busy lady. Starts laying eggs in late November and usually has 4 or 5 broods. She builds or freshens up the next nest while her chicks are learning to fly.
This brood has me a little confused. She laid an egg and sat on it for a week or two, then pretty much abandoned it for a week while she played the field. She then laid two more eggs. I don't know what'll happen if all 3 are viable. 2 chicks have to sit on top of each other to fit already.
In other words I'm not sure when they'll hatch. She's been sitting on these eggs about 2 weeks.
[Here's a pic of one of her previous broods]
[How do I show a picture? Here's a link.]

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 3:51PM
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dellwo(10b)

I figured out images. Here's another old picture.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 4:11PM
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yardenman(z7 MD)

Wow! I discovered a hummer nest years ago in a small cedar tree, but that is great! The one I found was unused at the time. I like the way yours found a briar of some kind to nest in. Maybe I will collect a few of the briars I was going to dig out onto a pole to make a good protection/nesting area for them!

It made me feel good just to see the moving pictures!

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 6:30PM
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christy2828(8a)

Thanks so much for sharing!! I've never seen a hummer in her nest, except in pictures. Thanks to you, we get to check in on one :) Christy

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 8:30PM
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mizmom(mo)

Wow! Simply amazing. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 10:15AM
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cuteepie1202

Thank you so much for sharing with all of us! I have gotten several people in my family to watching the hummer cam! We all love it!! I have to check it several times a day, just to see what is going on!

Thanks,
LaTrisha
Oklahoma

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 3:10PM
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jimmyjojo

Joe,

Is this the camera you are using?

-Joe

Here is a link that might be useful: Camera link

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 11:33AM
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dellwo(10b)

That's the one.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 1:47PM
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tracey_nj6(6)

That's the one I thought it was too. Do you have the camera outdoors? Is it covered/protected from rain/moisture? I'm seriously considering ordering it ;)

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 3:03PM
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dellwo(10b)

Tracey, I took a picture of the setup. I tried to get everything. The nest is middle left with camera partly visible behind it. The eaves of the roof protect it. I place the server just inside the window to the right. I put it outside at first and it promptly rained so I moved it.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 4:00PM
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tracey_nj6(6)

Thanks dellwo, that helps. I figured I could mount it on my deck, and DH could build some kind of enclosure for it to protect it. I could probably do it, but him being the "master carpenter", I'd better protect his ego ;) It's worth a shot. I'm so glad you started this thread!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 6:21PM
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janein(5a IN)

This is so neat! I have been in and out doing yard work today stopping to check in on her several times. I know where I will be spending a lot of time! Thanks for sharing with us!!!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2007 at 8:58PM
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seafire1(z7 NJ)

what type of hummer is it? Allen's?

Been watching all the time. One hatched!!

Pam

    Bookmark   May 1, 2007 at 8:45PM
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zoe2(z5 Missouri)

I just love this! This is truly awesome, THANKS!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2007 at 5:20PM
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natrushka

Oh wow, this is wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2007 at 12:13PM
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