Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Highlights from the Backyard Bird Cam

This morning, I thought I set up the webcam to capture an image every thirty seconds and store those images on my computer. Well, I did this, but it only saved 10 images before it erased the 10th and started over again. Unfortunately, I missed the main activity, which seemed to happen about 9:30. A plethora of house sparrows, a gray squirrel, and even a downy woodpecker came to the feeder.

At lunch time I fixed the camera so it would record 1000 images in succession instead of 10. After reviewing the afternoon's activity, it doesn't look like a single bird stopped by to feast on the bounty of black oil sunflower seeds. There were a few visitors, however.
There is yours truly, apparently inspecting the ground. I think I was trying to see how many uneaten seeds the squirrel had spilled. I couldn't find anything, so at least the squirrel cleaned up after itself. I'm lucky that I live close to home and can come for lunch.

Later on in the day, there was another visitor, this time, a gray squirrel. Can you see it in the picture? It is on the ground, in the snow, towards the back.

Finally, the squirrel made it to the feeder. I'm guessing this is the same individual that was feasting this morning. You can barely see the squirrel ascending the tree in the far right of the photo. It is just a blur, but if you compare the photo above and below, you should be able to see it.

I was hoping for a bit more action this afternoon, but it just didn't happen. I'm guessing that the morning feed session will be hot once again tomorrow, so be sure to check in and see what is going on.

Backyard Bird Cam

Happing bird watching,



  1. will be interesting to see how things change at the feeder as the weather changes!

  2. Keep at it Tom. You will soon have what you wish for. Mom says, "Patience my son, patience is a virtue.... Happy Holdays bro!

  3. Thanks Ben,

    The feeder has really ramped up (well, I'm actually home now to see it) but I even had a red bellied woodpecker drop by for a few bites of rendered suet.