We are a very small family business that makes and sells our own design of bird box with an excellent CCD colour camera and microphone fitted.
Our daughter in Cambridge arranges for all the things we sell in our online shop to get to our customers while my wife, Peggy and I make them.
If you are thinking of buying a system with a black and white camera we would advise against it,
the images from a colour camera are so much better and the cost of our colour camera nesting box
is lower than many black and white systems currently on sale elsewhere.
In fact we still sell our box for less than what our very first prototype (Peggy's 2004 Christmas present) cost me to make 9 years ago.
For details of the camera see our online shop,
for examples of what it produces just look at our pictures.
Our CamNest nesting box is available NOW
and to make your 2013 a little happier we have knocked £30 off our usual price
Our special 2013 trial price is £99.99
This website also links to bird boxes that used to be in our garden (see the "Diary" entries on the left).
Our first nesting box was built and installed in January 2005 to watch Blue tits nesting.
See Peggy's 2005, 2006 and 2009 diary pages for details of nesting activities.
We have also decided after testing many transmitters and receivers that wireless technology
does not match a cabled system for quality and so we will not be selling a wireless model, see the online shop
The box can also be
connected to a computer
via a video capture card which can be bought separately.
If you are interested in vultures (yes, vultures!), they regularly fly over our French Gîte. Click on the green looking link on the left.
On the right is a video we recorded in mid April showing a robin building a nest in less than a day. We were amazed at the speed she built it, but will her mate like it?
On the right is a video, recorded in early March, of a pair of blue tits inspecting one of our customers'
nesting boxes in Scotland. To see more videos and read Shirl's Garden Watch blog click