Happy Hatchday?

February 24, 2016 by Rick Cunningham

Mom went out for a bite at 5:30 giving us a good look at the eggs. This little owlet has been working on breaking through it’s shell for some time now, but it looks like there’s a definite pip now. There’s still a LOT of work to do to break through the shell, and we won’t declare the chick hatched until it’s head is completely out of the shell. Meanwhile, Mom’s laid in a tasty swamp rat and snuggled back on the eggs. At first light there’s a gentle rain beginning and the wind’s kicking up, but the eggs are plenty warm.

And for those of you who read this post all the way through, we have set up a new test of the DVR system. If you go to this page you will see the Cam2 DVR with up to a 4 hour lookback. It seems to be working OK. From there you can jump to the Cam 1 DVR but you might not find that it’s working just yet. For those who find their way to those pages, we would appreciate some feedback on how it’s working for you. Happy Hatchday all!

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2 Responses to “Happy Hatchday?”

  1. Mary Reed says:

    I’m so glad you got the dvr working again. It’s really what sets your birdcam apart from the others. Good work!
    That being said, it’s hard to scroll through the dvr unless it flicks through the stills if you mouse over the timeline. You know? Last year I used to mouse over the timeline and watch for anything exciting happening, and then I would click on that time period and start watching at normal speed. But this beta test for the dvr doesn’t allow that. Will that be part of the planned functionality?
    Once again, thank you so much for bringing us the owls!!

    • Rick Cunningham says:

      Mary, unfortunately we’re using a different technology this year, and I’m not sure that the visual scrubbing is going to work anytime soon. One of the best ways to use the video loopback is to note from the Twitter feeds the time at which a particular event occurred and then go back to that time to view it. We agree completely that the visual scrubbing would be very important if we can make it work!

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