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CCD Woodpecker Nest Box

CCD Woodpecker Nest Box

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Woodpecker Nesting Box - with CCD Camera

Manufactured from Western red Cedar, this woodpecker nesting box will need very little maintenance. 

This Woodpecker nesting box has a mini CCD camera already installed for you. The camera will produce colour images during the day and black and white images at night. There is a cable tray that keeps cable and connections dry and safely away from the nesting area. A window in the roof allows for sufficient daylight to support a colour image from a camera.

The woodpecker nest box with camera kit is very easy to set up straight to your TV, we also include full instructions.

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 PEFC Western Red Cedar (responsibly sourced) this woodpecker box design follows guidelines suggested by the RSPB. The nest box hole is 45 mm which has only been partly drilled, there are 4 drain holes in the bird box floor, which is doubly thick in order to allow the woodpecker to excavate a concave for egg laying. The front and top panels are screwed for ease of cleaning out which is recommended to be around the months of September and October.

Woodpecker Box Information:

  • Large nest box with hole 45 - 50 mm Hole
  • woodpecker box dimensions: H 490 x W 170 x D 187 mm
  • Woodpecker Nest-box height: 3 - 5 m above ground
  • No nest is actually made, the base of the box may be concaved by the woodpecker
  • Egg laying Starts between late April and mid June
  • 4 to 6 white eggs
  • Incubation time: 14-16 days
  • Nestlings fledge after about 20-24 days.


The Camera

This CCD High Resolution 700TVL (TV Line) Sony EFFIO chipped Camera has been designed specifically for use with Gardenature camera boxes and bird feeder camera kits. This nest box camera has a light sensor that switches the x10 infrared night vision LEDs on/off supplementing loss of natural light levels with an invisible IR (infrared). The nest box camera only produces colour images if there is enough natural light getting into the box (depending on positioning) and/or black and white images in low or even no light levels. The camera also houses a highly sensitive microphone so you can hear as well as see what's going on inside the nest box. This camera has a 3.6mm lens which produces a 92 degree viewing angle. The lens will have been pre-focused to the correct position but it can very easily be adjusted to suit alternative applications if required. 

The Rest of the System

A professional x3 core cable (Audio/Video/12vDC) is already connected to the camera in 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 adaptor / 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 adaptor. 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.

Woodpecker Facts

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 molt 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.

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