The Seattle BirdCam operates every day during US Pacific timezone daylight hours (GMT - 8 hours). 

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Chickadee nest and eggs

I took down our birdhouses for cleaning earlier this month, and found that a Black-Capped Chickadee family had made good use of this one, building a 3 inch high nest out of moss and dog hair:

At first, I was disconcerted that there were 6 unhatched eggs in the nest, but then I remembered that I had watched the chickadees at this birdhouse successfully fledge their first brood. These eggs are from a second or maybe third brood.

Here's a closeup of one of the eggs:


Friday, December 21, 2007

Live video now available!

I've just updated this site and replaced the updated-every-30-seconds picture with a java applet providing live video from the BirdCam. Please let me know how it's working for you!

If you're curious, you can tell how fast the live video is updating by right-clicking in the live image and selected "Show FPS" from the FPS menu item.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Red-Tailed Hawk ringtone

This call will get your attention! Give a listen...


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hairy Woodpecker feasting on suet

This male Hairy Woodpecker is enjoying the suet at the SeattleBirdCam. You get a good look at the red band on the back of his head.