Thursday, 29 May 2008

Apologies Technical Hiccups

We hope you are enjoying the webcam view of our main Osprey nest. Please accept our apologies for the view being 'stuck' in one position. The zoom and tilt feature of our camera, powered by a motor, is currently malfunctioning. We are hoping to be able to rectify this soon, but this not going to be easy!

The images are fed from the Osprey nest to the visitors centres and thence to the Internet, via and radio and microwave link, due to the remote location. We set up the cameras every year before the birds arrive in the spring, and once the birds begin nesting we respect an exclusion zone around the nest to avoid disturbing them.

Of course this has the disadvantage of meaning we can't pop in a fix or change the camera easily , so we have installed a 'standby' camera. Alas, this extra camera too is playing up!

So please be patient with us , and meantime enjoy the close up view of the Osprey nest and the three chicks.

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