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Nestcam 2014 part TWO - The Great Tit
30.05.2014 | Birds | 14992 views

During April and May I had broadcasted nesting Starlings. They are growing up second brood right now (I have just ringed two chicks in the nestbox - June 10), but I decided to switch the camera to a side-view nestbox with Great Tits. Both of the adult Great Tits wear ring, however   [ ... ]

The Great Tit nest camera 2013 part two
16.07.2013 | Birds | 14957 views

Despite not having planned that I have finaly decided to stream the most interesting part of my urban Great Tits nesting online. The nest is inside a nestbox in the center of Brno, Czech Republic. From the clutch of seven eggs, six chicks hatched a week ago. Both parents keep busy feeding the nestlings and   [ ... ]

The Great Tit nest camera 2013 LIVE
30.04.2013 | Birds | 16408 views

After a great success of live cam in Blue Tit nestbox last year I decided to improve the technical stuff and broadcast again this year. Unfortunately the Blue Tits did not pick my new side-view nestbox for this season and I was forced to change my plans a little bit. Very late this spring   [ ... ]

Blue Tit Nest Box 2012 LIVE
17.04.2012 | Birds | 17299 views

I have always wanted to be able to watch the most intimate part of birds live: the breeding closely. After some planning and setting up I have finally lounched an online cam placed in a Blue Tit nest box. In following weeks everyone is wellcome to join me and watch breeding of Blue Tits   [ ... ]

Time to refill the feeders is about to come
28.10.2007 | Birds | 14781 views

Drizzly weather of these days enhanced with first snow last weekend reminded me of replenishing the bird feeders. I consider sunflower seed to be the best choice to feed the birds with. With this you please almost all the diners. It is fine to add apples for blackbirds or waxwings and fat for tits in   [ ... ]

Birds of the arctic - A Little Different View
10.08.2007 | Birds | 14794 views

I guess most of you have already visited YouTube to watch some video when you had nothing better to do on the net. As there are millions of users it is no surprise that also arctic bird videos are to be found there. I wondered whether I could succeed searching for arctic birds I observed   [ ... ]

Great Snipe (Gallinago media)
08.06.2007 | Birds | 15036 views

Great Snipe is one of those many waders that do not breed in the Czech Republic but can be only seen on migration. It is one of the rarer species, furthemore it´s determination from other similar species like Common Snipe or Jacksnipe requires some experience. Every observation of this species should be submitted to   [ ... ]

Breeding of the Common merganser (Mergus merganser) in NE Czech Republic
05.06.2007 | Birds | 14731 views

Last year I managed to discover female Common Merganser with some ten chcicks on the Odra river near the town of Bartosovice, NE Czech Republic. Unfortunately I didn´t have the camera with me. This year I searched the area for this duck and succeeded again. On may 12th I recorded a female with 12   [ ... ]

My first record of the Ortolan (Emberiza hortulana)
04.06.2007 | Birds | 14737 views

In the beginning of may I was laying on the ground under camouflage waiting for the little ringed plover when I saw small bird landed on the opposite pool bank. I turned the lens that direction expecting the Reed Bunting which is quite common at that area but surprisingly I saw the   [ ... ]