Saturday, 21 March 2015

Action camera on the feeders............................................................ first attempt

I bought this little Action Camera on Amazon... it's a Qumox SJ4000.

A GoPro lookalike...

 ...it came with loads of accessories including this waterproof case... all for just £69.

The bracket is for mounting the camera on bike handlebars... and of course bird feeding stations.

I captured this little clip of a Starling within minutes of setting it up.
It's played at half speed.
The plastic lid on the feeder is usually lower to keep the bigger birds out...
 ...a bit of tweaking and hopefully I will get some nice close up videos.

Linking to Saturday's CrittersCamera CrittersThe Bird D'pot
and Wild Bird Wednesday

20 comments:

Weekend-Windup (John Paul) said...

This was a good buy, Andrew. Very useful to capture live moments. Hope to see more pictures, videos soon :)

TexWisGirl said...

the swinging gave me motion-sickness. :)

Breathtaking said...

What a good idea. It will be interesting to see what you capture next The close up of the starling was great, but perhaps smaller birds wouldn't swing the basket as much.

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant Andrew, lovely thing to own.

carolann said...

That is a excellent idea Andrew.

How much did it cost to make it worth it?

Maybe can get the bear in action when he takes the neighbors bird feeders but maybe not. He would wreck the camera. The bear.

Pat said...

That'll be fun to play with!

Margaret Adamson said...

Loved the video clip. Have a lovely weekend

Stewart M said...

Nice idea - I may have to copy it! Problem is, we just don't get has many garden birds here as in the UK - maybe its because the feed on different foods. Who knows!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Anni said...

I would LOVE to have this in MY yard. This is awesome!!!!

Thanks for adding your link to this post for the weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!!

Oh, and as I type this comment, I see your sweet grandson, Arthur in the post previously...such a cutie.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Nice set up. You're going to have a lot of fun with it.

Gattina said...

It works perfectly !

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew... Great little gadget, my daughter has a GoPro. She loves it.
Ya that swinging makes ya want to move too...lol.
Ya those birds I keep out of my mealy worm feeder, they are real pigs!
Have fun..looks like you are all ready!!

Grace xo

Brian King said...

Great idea, Andrew! I'm curious to see what you get with it! We've had lots of starlings all winter.

Adam Jones said...

That's very cool Andrew. I may invest in one of those at some point.

Karen said...

That's great! I might have to look up that camera!

Andrea Priebe said...

Wow what fun ... and you almost hypnotized me with your video. With the swinging feeder all I needed was a low voice saying "you are geetting sleepy" and I would have been gone. ... Love your experiment and am looking forward to seeing how the videos come out.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Marie said...

This would be great fun! I enjoyed seeing your set-up and the first shot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So You have your own bird cam! I'm asking over at my blog what people think of them (the professional ones like on the eagle nest here). I have mixed feelings and would love to know what birders think of them.

Wally Jones said...

That should provide some really interesting moments for you!

Mosura said...

Cool! I just bought an sj400 last week. Didn't think of using it for birds.