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Woodpecker Nest Box with Camera 


A high quality Woodpecker Nest-box fitted with a Sony Effio Ultra High Resolution Camera, delivered to your door ready assembled with easy set up instructions. This colour nesting box camera with Infrared (IR) night vision provides colour images during the day and black & white images at night. There is also a built in microphone so you can hear as well as see what's going on.

Gardenature bird box cameras are simple to set up and can provide hours of educational fun for all age groups.

Woodpecker Box Camera Kit Contains:

  • Hand made 21mm Western Red Cedar (PEFC certified) woodpecker nesting box
  • Nest box hole part drilled to 45mm, the woodpeckers will complete the excavation! 
  • Ultra High resolution Sony Effio 700 TVL (TV Line) CCD colour camera with light sensing infrared illumination enabling 24hr viewing.
  • Integral microphone
  • User adjustable focus lens (pre-set).
  • 1080p HD Lens
  • Weatherproof 3 core cable for bird box > TV. (Select Cable Length in the drop down box above)
  • Regulated 100-240v AC / 12volt DC mains adapter plug (Indoor use)
  • TV Scart plug (RCA Yellow / White) optional TV input
  • Nest box fixing screws
  • Instruction sheet with useful tips to help maximise on nesting in your bird box
  • 2 year camera warranty 


The Woodpecker Nest Box

Our nest box for woodpeckers offers market leading quality, durability and great value for money. Handmade in our UK workshops from high grade 21mm PEFC Western Red Cedar (responsibly sourced) this woodpecker box design follows guidelines suggested by the RSPB. The nestbox hole is 45mm which has only been partly drilled, there are 4 drain holes in the bird box floor. The front and top panels are screwed for ease of cleaning out which is recommended to be in the months of September and October. A quick release mounting bracket holds the camera in the optimum position, this also allows for ease of camera transfer between other gardenature nest boxes and viewcam feeder products if required. This woodpecker bird box with camera offers you a top down view of the nesting chamber, so you will be right there in the nest getting to know the chicks!

The Camera

This Sony EFFIO CCD Ultra High Resolution 700TVL (TV Line) Camera has been designed specifically for use with Gardenature camera nest boxes and feeder camera kits. This truly outstanding bird box camera uses an intelligent Sony Effio DSP Chip which operates with a Super Light Sensor to cleverly adjust the image quality to suit its environment. Not only this, the light sensor also serves to adjust the x10 infrared night vision LED's to a graduating on/off, gently supplementing loss or gain of natural light levels with an invisible IR. The result of this outstanding technology is that we can now produce ultra high resolution colour images in full light of day and sharp black and white images at night or low light level conditions. This nest box camera also incorporates a highly sensitive microphone so you can hear as well as see what's going on. The camera has a 3.6mm HD1080p lens which produces a 92 degree viewing angle, the perfect setup for a nest box. The lens will have already been pre-focused to the correct position for you, but it can very easily be adjusted to suit alternative applications.

The Rest of the System

A professional x3 core cable (Audio/Video/12vDC) is already connected to the camera in the roof of the nest box, the other end of the cable needs to be routed into your property. The cable plugs are black, yellow and white. The black is for mains power and connects to the (supplied)12V DC power adapter / plug. The remaining RCA yellow (video) and white (audio) connectors can either plug into a spare AV/AUX socket on your TV, / DVD recorder, or a spare TV scart input using the (supplied) scart adapter. Switch on at the mains plug, then select the appropriate AV channel on your TV, sit back and wait for the show to start! All very easy but if you need any help we are just a phone call away.

Accessories

Select the desired cable length then click on the `Buy' button, you will then be offered optional accessories such as PC / MAC USB connection, Extension Cables, HDMI connection and much more... 


Customer Service 

This kit has been designed and manufactured in the UK by Gardenature. When you purchase from us we want you to experience high quality service levels combined with the reward of owning a British made product. We are very proud of our brand and service values, if there is anything else we can do to help with your project or you're just not sure what to buy, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

Woodpecker Facts  - BTO

Great Spotted Woodpeckers are about the same size as Starlings. They are common birds of parkland and woodland but often feed in gardens. Great Spotted Woodpecker juveniles have red foreheads that are replaced by black as they moult in the autumn. Adult males then have a red nape but females have no red on their head at all and all these differences in plumage are easy to see.
Although attractive, Great Spotted Woodpeckers can make themselves unpopular by drilling holes in nest boxes and eating young birds. To get them to use nest boxes you need to put a lump of soft wood inside, so that they can hollow out the nest cavity for themselves. The male sits on the nest at night and a female may well use a near-by nest box to roost in.

  • Large nest box with hole 45 - 50mm Hole
  • Nest height: 3m-5m above ground
  • No nest is made
  • Egg laying Starts between late April and mid June
  • 4 to 6 eggs. White
  • Incubation time: 14-16 days
  • Nestlings fledge after 20-24 days


Audio: Highly Sensitive Microphone built in
Cable Length: 30 Meters
Camera_Dimension: 42 x 42mm (metal)
Camera_Resolution: 700TVL
Camera_Sensor: Sony Effio 1/3" CCD COLOUR
Effective_Pixels: 752 (h) x 582 (v)
Gamma_Correction: 0.45
Infrared_LED: x10 by Switching Sensor
Lens: 3.6mm / 1080p
Lens_Angle: 92 Deg
Main DSP: 4140+673
Max_Current_Consumption: 150mA
Min Illumination: 0.0 Lux (f1.4)
Nest box Dimensions: H480 x W170 x D187mm
Nest_Box_Material: Western Red Cedar
Operating_temperature: -20C > +50C
Operating_Voltage: 12v DC
Select Cable Length: 30 Meters
Shutter_Speed: 1/50 - 1/100 / 000 sec
Synchronising_System: Internal
Video_System: PAL
Warranty: 2 years
White_balance: ATW
Wireless: No