Woodpecker Nest Box with Wireless Camera
Gardenature bird box cameras are easy to set up and can provide hours of educational fun for all age groups.
Woodpecker Box Camera Kit Contains:
- Hand made 18mm 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 infrared night vision, Audio and user adjustable focus.
- Digital Wireless pair TX / RX
- 10 Meter DC cable from TX to mains
- Weatherproof box with the TX and cabling already fitted
- 2 Meter AV/DC cable from TX to Camera nest box
- 2x regulated 100-240v AC / 12volt DC mains adaptor plugs (Indoor use)
- TV Scart plug (RCA Yellow / White) optional TV input
- Nest box fixing screws
- Instruction sheet
- Warranty: Camera 2 years, TX/RX 1 year
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!
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 LEDs 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 mini 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 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 Wireless Digital System
The wireless transmitter and receiver used in this kit is of a professional CCTV quality, it uses digitally encrypted technology which is much more powerful than some cheaper systems that only cover short distances and are prone to interference. The advantage of using digital wireless is that you will get 100% interference free video and audio quality as these paired devices will automatically channel hop if they detect a signal being used by another device such as broadband etc. Our digital transmitters are capable of sending a clear AV signal over 150 metres 'line of sight'. We can also supply optional high gain antennas for distances of 250m and upto 1km 'line of sight'.
What is line of sight ? This is the measured distance achievable when there are no obstructions between the TX and RX. A standard house wall can reduce the transmission distance by upto 30 meters.
So what goes where ? Although the audio & video transmission is wireless from the TX transmitter to the RX receiver, there is a need for some cable connections to the camera and for power.
Inside: The receiver will connect straight to your TV via a spare Scart input (adaptor included), or yellow &
white RCA Video/Audio inputs. There is a 240v / 12vDC plug for mains connection at the wall.
Outside: The AV transmitter is mounted inside a weatherproof housing, the camera is connected by a 2 meter cable running to the nest box allowing for convenient positioning. There is also a 10 meter DC power cable which should be run to the the nearest mains power supply, ideally located in a shed or garage etc. This means that the overall distance from the outdoor mains location to the actual nest box camera can be upto 12 meters away, extensions available if required.
All gardenature camera kits arrive ready assembled, so they really are just fit `plug and play'
Woodpecker Facts - BTO
- 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
|Antenna /Aerial:||3dB omni directional (standard)|
|Audio:||Highly Sensitive Microphone built in|
|Auto Transmission Pairing:||upto 20 channels|
|Camera_Dimension:||42 x 42mm (metal)|
|Camera_Sensor:||Sony Effio 1/3" CCD COLOUR|
|Digital Transmission Frequency:||2.4000 > 2.4835 GHz (Auto hoping)|
|Effective_Pixels:||752 (h) x 582 (v)|
|Infrared_LED:||x10 by Switching Sensor|
|Max Current Draw:||200mA (RX) (TX + Camera) 350mA|
|Maximum No of TX RX per site:||x 4 pairs|
|Maximum Transmission Distance:||150 Meters (line of sight) +Options available|
|Min Illumination:||0.0 Lux (f1.4)|
|Nest box Dimensions:||H490 x W170 x D187mm|
|Nest_Box_Material:||Western Red Cedar|
|Operating_temperature:||-20C > +50C|
|Outdoor 12vDC Cable > Mains:||10 Meters (33ft)|
|Shutter_Speed:||1/50 - 1/100|
|TX/RX dimensions:||W 160 X H 125 X D 40mm (without aerial)|
|TX/RX Video Resolution:||720 x 480. 30fps|
|TX to Camera Cable Length:||2.0 Meters|