Using a bird house equipped with a bird house camera, is a great way to spy on nature at its best without being too intrusive.
With the technology that is available now, getting a tiny mini spy camera that can be installed directly into the house gives the best view. The birds don’t seem to be bothered, and this is some of the best entertainment, especially if you are bird lover. You can watch momma tending to her young, or even hatching and feeding if you are around at the right time.
If you have been resorting to binoculars, or hiding behind bushes trying to keep still for hours while watching a nesting bird, then investing in a hidden camera would be a great idea and you can then watch them from the comfort of home and without frightening them.
One way, is to set these up yourself in the houses that you presently own, or you can get them as packaged deals as well, with the house and the mini spy camera all in one. There are also wireless versions available, but there are hard wired ones too, which can then be attached to your TV, computer or other screen for some great entertainment 24/7 if you wish.
These also come equipped with infrared so you can still watch them at night. This can be better than home movies, although you may want to set up your own laptop or TV for this as not everyone in the household may be the bird lover you are and may not want to watch them day and night!
This particular house is made of eastern white pine, and has a squirrel guard built into it, so that you are watching your favourite birds and not the squirrels moving in! (although, that would be neat to watch too)
This one comes with infrared night vision, a microphone (so you can hear them as well as see them!) and a variable focus lens so you can see them clearly. The bird house is 12 x 8 x 6 inches and all ready to go with 100’ of RCA wire ready for your viewing.
If you have a bird watcher in your family or amongst your friends, then this would make a great gift. If they have a yard with fine feathered friends they like to watch, then getting them the package deal such as this one, means they could have it up and running in no time. They can then watch them no matter what the weather.
The next step will be waiting for them to arrive. This can also be a great educational tool for children to learn about bird families without being too invasive. If the camera is there from the beginning then the birds will not notice it. You don’t want to be trying to add one later.
So, setup your camera when you set up your bird box, and then hide the wire, and then keep your TV or computer tuned for any action.
You can get these at many larger pet supply and electronic stores, but you can get some good deals if you shop online at such sites as Amazon. So, if you have a bird lover in your family, you may have just found their Christmas present!
Amazon Price: $159.99 Buy Now
(price as of Sep 3, 2016)