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Birding via Plotwatcher Pro!

Last week one of my housemates, Tom Radzio, put out a PlotWatcher Pro Time-Lapse HD Video Camera to see what was coming to our bird feeder during the day. Generally, no one is home during the day to see if anything is visiting the yard or bird feeder. We usually arrive back at the house after sunset. Even on weekends when we are home during the day, there isn’t a ton of activity at our feeder. I’ve only observed one or two individuals over the past two weeks visiting the feeder. Despite our inability to detect feeder birds visually, Tom was able to capture three species of birds on the feeder: Carolina Chickadee, House Sparrow, and Tufted Titmouse.

Carolina Chickadee and House Sparrow in Newark, Delaware on 4 December 2012. Photo taken with Plotwatcher Pro by Tom Radzio.

House Sparrow in Newark, Delaware on 4 December 2012. Photo taken with Plotwatcher Pro by Tom Radzio.

Tufted Titmice in Newark, Delaware on 4 December 2012. Photo taken with Plotwatcher Pro by Tom Radzio.

Have you used cameras to observe your bird feeders when you’re not at home? Let us know in the comments!