We are aware that some people are having quality issues with the webcam stream at the moment, but we would ask for your patience whilst we finalise the technical set up of our new camera system.
Please be assured the new camera is working and sending good quality images to the Visitor Centre so we can protect and study the birds as well as share them with visitors. The remaining set up issues relate to the web streaming side and we can safely continue to work on improving this despite the birds having returned to the nest as these things can be done from the Visitor Centre. There may be some slight disruption to webcam streaming on Monday next week whilst we try a few more tweaks to improve things.
You may also have noticed deterioration in sound quality from the microphone on site. Unfortunately the cable to our usual microphone has been badly gnawed through and had to be replaced by a stop-gap solution on Monday this week. With birds now arriving back at the nest we will not get a chance to switch these back over until the birds depart again in a few months’ time.
Thank you for all your kind words of support, and happy webcam viewing
Q: Is the webcam in a different position to last year?
A: Yes very slightly- it is mounted about 8 inches higher on the branch above the nest so has a slightly more aerial view than previously. The new camera also has a wider angle of view.