EarthCam.com Selects FeatherCam as #1
September 2007 is a very good month for
FeatherCam! We beat out the hundreds of thousands of webcams in
the EarthCam database and were named THE NUMBER ONE Webcam! We are
just a little proud! Details
Made the BBC!
On Thursday, 6 September, our FeatherCam
was the webcam of the day on the Steve Wright
show. We noticed a lot of visitors coming from the
BBC's website, and sure enough, that was the reason! The BBC is the
latest in the line of high profile media sites and publications that
have featured DJ Feathers and our live web camera,
FeatherCam. Jimmy, Bart and Kitt got
mentions and are now even more famous!
What are you watching?
It could be some baby White Bellied Caiques playing in their cage. They
have a sleeping hut in the upper left-rear of the cage, a Jolly Ball in the
upper right, and LOTS of energy (they move even when they sleep). Oh, they
sometimes sleep on their backs (just in case you panic and think one needs
resuscitating) Don't worry, we get that yucky feeling walking up and seeing them
that way, too.
Maybe you are catching some baby Sun Conures. Right now they are in a
brooder getting familiar with the daily routine. They are at that cute, cuddly
stage when they just want to be held and loved on and melt the hardest of
Is it a Kakariki? We have several of these rare New
Zealand parrots in our aviary.
The Blue and Gold Macaw is probably Jimmy. He likes to
roam around and play with everyone else's toys, sample food, and
demand attention from every visitor. You may also see some beautiful
Green Wing Macaws from time to time.
Dusky Conures Bart and Kitt are back in the nest box with their eggs.
They like their privacy for now, but soon we'll have their babies up for you to
There are also the Cockatiels! We couldn't forget them. We have many
different mutations at varying stages of development (as well as our senior
citizen/retirement cage) that get put on FeatherCam.
There are also Green Cheek Conures, Black Headed Caiques, Blue
Crowned Conures, Congo African Greys, Meyers, Senegals, etc. etc, etc... We'll be making
every attempt to get everyone on at some point. We're trying to come up with a
schedule since many have asked when they can see their baby. Who knows - maybe
we'll have a hand feeding hour (talk to Tammy - she needs some encouragement to
get in front of the camera).
What about the technical stuff?
The camera is live and sends a picture to the web server every 30 seconds. The
image will automatically reload for you (you don't have to hit the refresh
We keep the camera located in the aviary and it talks over a our wireless network
to one of our remote web servers that you are now connected to and reading this. When the aviary gets busy (usually in the afternoons,
weekends, evenings, holidays) you may see bodies blocking the shots. Those would
be the new or prospective parents admiring the babies, and they do get the front
We keep the camera on pretty much 24 hours a day, so if it looks kind of dark,
it's probably night and lights out time (we put a clock on the camera image so you
can see what time it is in the aviary - this is Eastern US time, -5 GMT). We do keep some dim lights on around the
aviary so you might be able to see some things. If you see a little 9-year old
streaking through the place, that would be DJ.
What do you think?
We've had lots of comments and suggestions.
Tell us what you think
- we'd love to hear!
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