Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The BirdCam by Wingscapes

I’ve had several questions about the BirdCam so I will take a moment to write about it.  The model I use is the BirdCam 2.0 made by Wingscapes, there is also link to their website under Related Links.  The BirdCam 2.0 is a weatherproof, 8 megapixel camera that uses an infrared sensor to detect motion.  The sensor does a good job of ignoring feeder movement and minimizes 'empty' shots.  The camera is equipped with a flash so that it can take pictures in low light and in the middle of the night.  It can also record ten second videos with sound.  A laser pointer is used to aim the camera, as there isn’t a view finder.  The images are recorded onto a 2GB SD Card that I remove from the camera and download onto the computer.  If you follow the setup instructions and you’re comfortable downloading pictures from a memory card, then you will find the camera is pretty easy to use.  I mount it on an adapter that is attached to a shepherd’s hook.  The shepherd’s hook is easy to move around in the garden and it’s much easier than using a tripod.  If you're thinking about buying one, check out the price on

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