Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tuesday

New thread. I'm out today again, hopefully back tomorrow.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sunday


Snow, sleet and freezing rain thread. Still sick and it is loads of fun.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Friday, February 23, 2007

Friday


I'm sitting home with some nasty flu bug. Glad to see the cam online.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thursday

Cam's up thread.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wednesday Update

I'm starting to sound like a broken record...the guys are doing what they can to alleviate these continued problems. The control boxes are not accessible due to the ice and they are afraid to make a big ruckus under the nest right now. I'm pushing as hard as I can...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tuesday

New thread. Been away from the computer for a couple of days... Looks like some of the snow is melting in the nest. Thanks to the guys for the continued tech support.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sunday

New thread. Give the sun a chance to charge up the cold battery and we should be back online.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Saturday

New thread. Should warm up next week so some of that nest snow and ice will melt.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Frozen Friday





Finally got our picture back today. The very low temps have raised havoc with the battery. I'm working on status of the live cam.

new thread.

Frozen Friday

Finally got our picture back today. The very low temps have raised havoc with the battery. I'm working on status of the live cam.

new thread.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Wednesday

NCTC is closed today due to the snow and ice. They just now plowed my street, which has a layer of snow and then 3/4 of an inch of ice on top. I suspect that the cam transmitter is ice covered, thus the problem.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Monday, February 12, 2007

Monday 12 Feb

New thread.

We're working to fine tune the picture as it looks a little overexposed right now.

three eggs. wow.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sunday Night

Been away since Friday afternoon. Looks like we've made progress.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Thursday

New thread. Still waiting for a fix, but still no disasters.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Snowy Wednesday

Ok, Here's the update.

First off, I know this has been a painful wait, and for that we apologize. The guys have been working with a series of technical challenges that don't seem to stop. Some are related to boxes going bad, and others to the high winds we have faced the past several weeks.

Yesterday, we worked all afternoon to get the cam started, and it didn't work. We were concerned that the camera had succumbed to the elements. This morning, the guys were at the tree and hooked a monitor into the cam cable and voila, they saw the female in the nest, very likely sitting on eggs.

They now have to do some additional work to make the microwave link work. If they succeed, the cam should be set and online. This still could take a few more days...

They will be back out there today working. If they do see the female up when the monitor is hooked in, they'll give us a report on how many eggs.

Kudos to Keith, John, and Mike for their perseverance on this problem. The technology used here is different from other cams that we look at and unfortunately has presented challenges that none of us wanted to have to tackle. We still need to keep our fingers crossed, we are not yet out of the woods.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Tuesday 6 February

Wicked cold today. Good to have some winter finally.

News soon.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thursday

Still waiting for the crummy part :>(

new thread