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02/02/14 – Unexpected Visitors To Hedgehog Box

By | 2016-10-27T15:26:59+00:00 February 6th, 2014|Live Cams, Nature, Technology|

  Watching back through some of the recorded footage on one of my DVRs I came across these two unexpected visitors to one of the hog boxes in the garden. Unfortunately there is no hedgehog in there so its nice to see some wildlife investigating!  

Essex Wildlife Trust Barn Owl Webcam

By | 2016-10-27T15:27:01+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Live Cams, Nature, Technology|

Location: Blue House Farm Nature Reserve - Essex, UK About This Webcam: [custom_frame_left shadow="on"][/custom_frame_left] The stars of this webcam are a pair of Barn Owls called Packham and Strachen and yes, you guessed it, they are named after BBC Springwatch presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan. In 2013 the pair (of owls, not presenters!) successfully [...]

Review – Hands On With The Merlin Thermal Imaging System

By | 2016-10-27T15:27:02+00:00 January 31st, 2014|Reviews, Technology|

2013 was the year of the BBC's 'Summer OF Wildlife' and what a year it was! Viewers were treated to a steady stream of world class natural history programmes showcasing the wonders of wildlife and a host of cutting edge technology to help bring us some of the best wildlife images we've ever seen. One [...]

Preparations For New Wildlife Cameras In The Gadgetman Garden

By | 2016-10-27T15:27:03+00:00 January 18th, 2014|Live Cams, Nature, Technology|

After spending most morning clearing all my other chores (thanks for the list Deb!) I spent the afternoon cracking on with a number of preparations for a few new projects. Although I didn't actually 'finish' anything this afternoon it was surprisingly productive! So what did I get up to?!.... Unsurprisingly I started off on a [...]

16/01/14 – Blackbird Bathing – Bushnell NatureView HD MAX

By | 2016-10-27T15:27:03+00:00 January 16th, 2014|Nature, Technology|

Best watched in HD! A bathing blackbird recorded using a Bushnell NatureView HD MAX trail camera with a 460mm close up lens fitted. I have a PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) camera overlooking the pond areas of the garden and have noticed the blackbirds (and one or two other species) using one of the smaller ponds to bathe. [...]

Landslide Repairs And A New Den Cam

By | 2016-10-27T15:27:03+00:00 January 11th, 2014|Live Cams, Nature, Technology|

After waking up to grey cloud covered skies and drizzle I had to put my plans for a new morning timelapse overlooking the River Orwell on hold for today. Instead, I thought I would get a few jobs on my 'To Do' list done. First up was a quick session in the Gadget Lab creating [...]

Make A Low Cost Wildlife Camera Clamp

By | 2016-10-27T15:27:04+00:00 January 8th, 2014|How To Guides, Technology|

Wildlife cameras come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you have a CCTV type camera, a GoPro or a trail camera they all have a major thing in common that can drastically affect your ability to capture that perfect shot - They all have to be mounted/fixed into position in some way. Having a mounting [...]

Infrared Illuminator Rescued From A Watery Grave

By | 2016-10-27T15:27:04+00:00 January 7th, 2014|Live Cams, Technology|

Well, it was inevitable, at least one piece of my wildlife camera network had to succumb to the extreme weather we've been having and at the weekend it happened. On Saturday evening I noticed half of the garden was plunged into darkness as one of my large infrared illuminators suddenly stopped working. What a pain! [...]

Review – Gardenature Digital Wireless Conversion Kit

By | 2016-10-27T15:27:05+00:00 November 18th, 2013|Reviews, Technology|

'Wireless' wildlife camera systems have been available for many years. Up until recently they have primarily used 'analogue' technology to wirelessly transmit video and audio signals from a camera to a receiver box plugged into a TV or computer. Over the years I've lost count of how many man hours I've spent researching and testing [...]

Review – Pulsar Quantum HSQ19 Image Intensifier

By | 2017-08-10T09:16:09+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Reviews, Technology|

I've built up a huge amount of knowledge and experience over the past ten years designing and developing wildlife camera systems using infrared lighting but until very recently had little or no experience using Thermal Imaging. Earlier this month I was thrilled to be asked by the guys at Scott Country to take a look [...]

Macro Photography Lighting Rig For Compact Cameras

By | 2016-10-27T15:27:06+00:00 October 14th, 2013|How To Guides, Technology|

In this 'How To' guide I'll show you how easy it is to make a 'Macro Lighting Rig' for your compact camera. Costing less than £15 to make, this 'Macro Lighting Rig' is an extremely useful bit of kit to add to your wildlife photography kit bag! Time Needed: 2 Hour (+24 hours for [...]