Hands Free Photography

A great addition to your backyard birdwatching is a Birdcam. I have the Wingscapes Birdcam Pro, Model WCB-00119.

It comes with great instructions for general use and set up with mounting accessories.

I have used the Birdcam Pro both mounted to a tree,

And just on the ground.

The results have been very good with the many focusing capabilities this model has.

It uses a motion sensor to capture the image on a SD card, which is also a convenient way to view the pictures taken.

The case enclosing the camera is weatherproof and the battery life is sufficient, resulting in a low maintenance outdoor camera.

It takes 8 AA batteries to operate the camera and the battery compartment is easily removed from the camera using the eject button when it is time to change the batteries.

I leave mine focused on my backyard bird feeder area both day and night. There is always an element of surprise when viewing the images captured with your Birdcam Pro. I have captured great photos of my backyard friends and even some unexpected wildlife I didn’t know was coming around (a fox).

Since the Birdcam is motion activated, it can also be used as a security camera as well.

I have been extremely pleased with my purchase and love the idea that I can get images of birds in my backyard doing what they do naturally without me being nearby.

Make yourself happy and enhance your birdwatching by adding a Birdcam to your yard. You will be glad you did.

Happy Birdwatching, my friends.

Tucked Away Till Spring

I have had these three little birdhouse flower pots for several years. They are my favorite pots for summer time annuals.

I only use them outside on my patio and plant a variety of annuals throughout spring and summer. In the fall, I remove the old potting soil and bring the pots inside.

I never leave my ceramic pots outside during fall and winter months due to the fluctuations in temperature which could cause the pots to crack.

I wash them out with warm soapy water to clean the residue of the past planting and store them away until next spring.

I cherish these cute little birdhouse pots and look forward to using them year after year.

Hey, I’m Under Here!!

This sad little birdhouse was buried under miscellaneous junk on a shelf at a local thrift store.

I just can’t seem to pass up an abandoned birdhouse that others thought was no longer useful.

I think repurposing this little gem will be a great project to do during the cold winter days ahead. I wonder what creativeness will be bestowed upon it??

Tuesday Tip

Suet cake blocks are great feeding options for the cold winter months.

Suet is made from solidified fat and is a high energy food for birds

It comes in a variety of flavors for the birds and is easy to put in the suet feeders and hang on a tree branch or post.

Happy Birdwatching, my friends.