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I have just started with the BTO’s Nest Recording Scheme and what do you know the first three nests I’ve found are in low trees.
I have developed a Heath Robinson method of checking in the nest. Parts are: a lightweight extendable decorator’s pole from any of the diy stores, one wire coat hanger, a bit of insulating tape and two elastic bands plus my smart phone. Total cost (excluding the phone) £5.
I constructed a frame that holds the phone with the aid of the elastic bands and attaches to the pole. The camcorder function of the phone is started and the whole thing lifted up to see into the nest. At least that is the theory, I’m putting it into practice tomorrow so I will report back on the success (or not).
Now all I need is to figure out how to make an endoscope for the Little Owl nest hole I think I’ve found.