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Old 12-09-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Camphost in Durand, IL
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My English Budgies have a clutch of eggs and I finally got my webcam setup. There are/were 4 eggs, now there are 2 eggs and 2 babies. If any of you would like to peek in click here:

Justin.tv - Live Streaming Video

The cam is looking down into the nestbox with IR leds for light. Kinda has the funky green night-sight thing going on. You can chat if you setup an account on JustinTV, it's real simple and you don't have to have a webcam to do it.

Arthur and Crumpet-proud parents

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Old 12-09-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Southwest Pa
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Neat! Thanks for letting us in on it.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Camphost in Durand, IL
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Here is a clip from yesterday. The 3rd egg hatched about 9:30pm but the clip is before the 3rd little one showed up. The 4th egg may have hatched but Mom won't move to let us see for sure.

Justin.tv - Old English Budgie Babies - Live Streaming Video

I'm going to get the lighting setup better to get a clearer picture.
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Old 12-10-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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Love webcams. Thanks for the view.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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That's sooooo cool!! Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Finally back "home" in Ohio
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Wow, is all I can say. That was amazing.

I want to show my kids when they get home from school. We always had wild birds that would nest in our ferns. We really wished we could have had the "birds' eye view".

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Did the other egg just hatch??? Did I miss that in the 5 stinking minutes I looked away?? Seriously?? I was watching and it looked like they'd pushed that last egg off to the side. Made me wonder if it just wasn't any good. I just went back over to check them out and it looks like the egg is broken open. Come on!!

Ok, it usually takes a good time for the baby to get out of the egg. Longer than 5 minutes. They've probably just moved and it's back under them and I'm seeing an egg from one of the other babies. That had better be it. If I missed the last one hatching.............. Grrr!!
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Camphost in Durand, IL
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I'm more than happy to share this with everyone. Why should I get to have all the fun? I plan to keep this running for the next few months so everyone can watch the whole thing from egg to full grown.

I do have plans for the next clutch that will make it even easier to view but that won't happen until next spring at the earliest.

There is still one egg left to hatch. Since I can't count so well, today is day 20 for this egg. If all is well the last chick should be here today. That is about the same time it took for the first 3 to hatch.

One more thing, I titled that clip wrong. Originally I titled it 3 Day Old Budgie Babies. I changed it but forgot to delete OLD. These aren't Old English Budgies as the titles implies. Lol, leave it to me.

Bones
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Camphost in Durand, IL
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Did the other egg just hatch??? Did I miss that in the 5 stinking minutes I looked away?? Seriously?? I was watching and it looked like they'd pushed that last egg off to the side. Made me wonder if it just wasn't any good. I just went back over to check them out and it looks like the egg is broken open. Come on!!

Ok, it usually takes a good time for the baby to get out of the egg. Longer than 5 minutes. They've probably just moved and it's back under them and I'm seeing an egg from one of the other babies. That had better be it. If I missed the last one hatching.............. Grrr!!
I'm watching right now but can't tell if the shells are from the others that already hatched or not. This is why I'll set things up a little different next time around.

As long as the webcam is connected to the JTV server, I can go back through the archives and make a clip. That is one of the things I like about JTV is they keep archives of everything that runs on your channel. I went back looking for shots of eggs hatching but the top-down view and Mom sitting in the way makes it hard to see. That is why I'd do if different in the future. Live and learn.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Even so, it's very neat. What a great idea!!

I think it was another egg shell I saw. She/he moved at one point and I saw the still intact egg in the box. Phew! I would've been upset if I"d missed that!
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