Early in 2010 (just under 2 months ago), the idea came to me that it would be quite interesting if not fascinating to observe the procreation of birds. How they examine a nesting location, prepare it, prepare the nest, lay eggs and incubate them, how the hatchlings hatch, how the parents feed, how the young birds grow...I think you get the picture: a natural process that repeats itself over and over again, but that is certainly more than just a challenge.
I looked for information, obviously turning to the web and quickly found producers offering ready made equipment, expensive but ready. I decided that I wanted to not just observe the birds, I wanted to work towards observing the birds and so I once again set out to find information on how to set up the equipment myself.
After ca. 2 weeks of undecided deciding...I was hesitant as to what camera, what cables, what Nistkasten, what everything basically.... I finally ordered all the necessary equipment on the 18. of February from Conrad. On Saturday the postman had a delivery for me. I was excited and ready to work.
I found a tiny egg abandoned under hay and feathers: probably the remains of the previous year.
I do not know if it will work, but if it does not, the viewing so far has been far from boring.....!!