Continuing our interest in creating Animal Situations that work in conjunction with our MyNaturewatch Camera, we assembled a structure that incorporates a camera, a bird feeder and a white studio background, all suspended from a hanging mobile. The fixed relationship between the camera and the Feeder creates really detailed shots of birds landing and eating seed. What we’ve found so far is that white background also helps to eliminate false positives as there’s less likelihood of movement other than the birds themselves.
The Mobile Studio is built from lengths of pine wood, rope and cable-ties, plus a standard MyNaturewatch Camera. Creating a suspended mobile enables it to be tree mounted and (so far) completely squirrel proof. The following footage shows afternoon feedings by Robins and Blue Tits on the Goldsmiths Campus.