1st – unfortunately, the intermittent fault with Barncam’s IR lamp first identified some weeks ago, and which plunged the camera view into darkness every now and again outside of daylight hours, appears to have become rather more permanent.Please be assured that plans are afoot to visit in the near future in the hope that we can rectify the problem. October 2017 11th – despite there being a pair of Barn Owls variously at roost in the nestbox or on the tray for most of yesterday, there appears to be nothing to see today.By July 2nd it wasn’t roosting in the barn, only appearing at about 10.30pm for food.It doesn’t appear to be in the nestbox or barn today either.Don’t be surprised however if either one or both make brief re-appearances in the near future.July 2017 21st – we’re currently experiencing technical problems with Nestcam, probably as a result of the pretty awful weather we’ve got this morning in the south west.May 2017 30th – after thunderstorms downed the cameras over the weekend they’re now back up and running this morning.24th – the youngest owlet has been asleep lying down in the nestbox today, probably as a result of the increasing temperature.
1; male, weight 397gms, wing length 222mm Owlet no. 3; indeterminate, 392gms, 173mm 14th – just to let you know that a nest inspection, including the ringing of the young, is due to take place in the next few days so if you see someone taking the owlets out briefly please don’t panic, they are qualified and licensed to do so and will be returning them unharmed to the nest afterwards. 8th – there was a power outage at the nestcam site yesterday but the cameras are now both up and running again. It appears that it is rather windy in Cornwall so there may be some interference with the cameras.Hopefully we’ll be able to get the camera back up and running soon, assuming there’s no permanent fault.In the meantime, Barncam is working okay where at least 2 owlets are on show, the birds now spending little time in the actual nestbox these days.12th – after some investigative work, it’s looking increasingly likely that the issue with loss of sound on Nestcam may be to do with a recent Windows 10 update.
We’re still looking for a fix but have not as yet found one.It was apparent that some of the IR lamps had burnt out so the substitute camera generously supplied by Wildlife TV was fitted and the zoom and focus played around with until it was as close to the original view as we could manage. Whilst there, we received reports from the landowner of food begging noises at an adjacent site.