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Picture of the Week – Under Construction (titmouse)

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Titmouse building a nest. Photo by Leor Amikam
A Tufted Titmouse building a nest
 

Webcam photo by Leor Amikam of John’s Creek, Georgia. He posts about his webcam on his Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/bluebirdsGA

Leor is using a Webcam – specifically a Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, which requires a USB connection. The cam is mounted on the inside roof, and the box is mounted on the side of his house.

Titmice are more likely to abandon a nest if disturbed during nestbuilding and before egg laying, so a nestcam is a good way to monitor activities.

 

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