I think they wound up nesting in a cavity somewhere a few hundred yards south of it.
So, once the BNOW fledglings are no longer returning to the cavity and it’s vacant for a while – which is what typically and eventually happens – I will go up there and install a new camera (the one that’s there is REALLY old), In the meantime, the cavity is being partially “lit up” by the infrared LED’s from the PTZ cam, so that’s why you can still see a little bit there at night. However, as we approach the end of April, the “2017 Starr Ranch Birdathon Month”, I’m really hoping you will consider making a pledge.
Pete 5/12/17 Finally – The 2017 Starr Ranch Birdathon Recap is done! The cost of cams and other hardware, plus the streaming are just a part of the expense of keeping everything running at Starr Ranch.
Just mentioning that there’s a lot that goes into keeping these cams running, not the least of which is dealing with hardware maintenance, malfunctions and expense. Pete (scroll down for “egg updates”) 2/2/18 : Egg #1 January 21 at approximately pm Egg #2 January 23 at approximately pm Egg #3 January 25 at approximately pm Egg #4 January 28 at approximately am Egg #5 January 30 at approximately pm Egg #6 February 2 at approximately am If you’d like to see an egg being laid click HERE. Also, thanks go to Patti and Meg for organizing an “egg pledge”. If you already made a pledge, please click that link as well and re-enter your pledge. Nobody currently home, but they were coming and going last night. It’s pointed higher and more left than I think it needs to be.
This won’t double your pledge but just serve as an easier way for us to track. Pete 1/5/18 I bought a new cam for the watering hole and am about to replace the one that’s there. Am working on eliminating the annoying time/date stamp, etc. Pete 12/10/17 PM PST The new cavity cam is up and working, at least to the basement where the servers are.
In any case, if you couldn’t make it out for the banding I hope you’ll get to see as much of it as possible.
If you still want to attend the banding you can do so by clicking and signing up But do so quickly, because this is going to happen less than 24hrs from now. It’s our biggest fundraiser and I’m hoping that if you’re watching these cams and like the other things we do at Starr Ranch you will consider supporting us with a pledge.
BTW, if you’re having trouble viewing, clear your browsers cache as a first try at fixing.
In the post below I mentioned how to do this in Fire Fox. Pete 3/15/17 The Allen’s Hummingbird cam went down and given it’s a ways away from Starr Ranch I haven’t had time to troubleshoot and fix.
And I also think the two chicks have probably fledged by now.