Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:11 am

Good morning, everyone, and thanks for starting our day, nightowl!

5:50 am
Beautiful morning.
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North cam seems to be streaming smoothly - but I noticed something interesting. When I checked the dvr, the cam jumped from 1:59 am to 5:32 am. This is not the first time I've seen a gap like that - but I'd assumed it had to do with whatever is causing the pixelating and poor signals either to or from YouTube. But today the cam is streaming well. Strange.

North goes back to 2:43 pm yesterday, and I didn't notice any visits.

I also checked South dvr and didn't see any visits - though with the long rollback, it's easy to miss brief visits.

Have a good day, everyone! I'll check in when I can.

Added - rebooting North at 6:32 am.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:07 am

Nothing to report since JudyB's last post - other than the North cam has a spinning circle. I'll post in the tech thread.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:19 am

Good morning everyone, yep! the north cam is at it again..round and round we go. I never noticed any action on the south cam though, all is still very quiet except for the construction. Stay safe all. :grhug:

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Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:37 am

Hi everyone !

Sorry I am late posting the weather
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10:32a
Quiet at the empty nest except for the construction like Beth said
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N Cam is still down.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:21 am

Good morning, Beth and Bev - and I've rebooted North a couple more times, and it's just not streaming well and I have no clue why.

I did ask Ken about a loose connection and he says that's not likely - if there was a loose connection, the stream would go blank, rather than pixelating and sounding choppy as it often does. It could be a problem with the modem or the bandwidth - but if that's it, I don't know why it affects the North cam so much more often than the South cam - though as I was typing that, the South cam also went to a spinning circle. However, South cam back when I reloaded my browser page - and North did eventually, but the sound is choppy and the images are pixelating. Sigh.

Ken and I will continue to try to think of things to check, but I'm getting low on ideas, and he's clearly frustrated as well.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:44 am

Good Morning SR , Judy , gemini, Beth, Marg and thanks Judy for your post re the cams and nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

Weather Report
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4:37a
Nest is empty...
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N Cam had spinning circle and was slow to cut in and now is pixelating .
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:20 am

Good morning, everyone!

This is a picture of the sunset from the dvr - I'm thinking I haven't really noticed that as much as sunrise when I'm looking back - it's from 8:47 pm.
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And this is the sunrise picture I posted yesterday:

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This is a bit off topic - but even though the southern part of BC is a long way from the arctic circle and the land of midnight sun - it's closer than we are in Maine! Hmm - I should try to remember to take a pair of pictures like this next June, when the days are longest in the northern hemisphere. But we tend to be busy watching chicks then, so I'll probably forget. :)


And I didn't see anything of interest on the dvr, and will reboot the North cam in a minute.

As I continue to think about the issues we're having with the North cam, my latest question for Ken was about how the signal got from the cam to the computer and modem; I know some of the cams have a wireless transmitter - and I'm wondering if that's what we're using here, and if there could be something interfering with the signal. Stay tuned....

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:40 am

Good morning to you all, my mind is a blur again today so I forgot all the names..so sorry. I was at the nest and didn't see any action there at all.. The sunset is lovely Judy, we see it clear at our apartment every night and morning.. its so beautiful. Thank you for your reports and have a great day...xxx

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:10 pm

3:02 pm Quiet at the nest today - not even any construction noise to speak of. - at least at the moment. No sign of eagles.

Checked back to the end of the DVR on South cam which went back to 8:20 last night. There must have been some down time of the this cam as well. I found three gaps in time of an hour or two and there are probably more.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:47 pm

Thanks, Beth and gemini, and thanks for the weather, Bev.

I've heard from a few people who mentioned that the gaps in the dvr are likely an issue with YouTube and not something affecting only our cams - which makes sense because there's no consistency - if the power was out at Surrey, both cams would be down - and I saw something similar at Delta when I checked the dvr there yesterday.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:34 am

Good Morning everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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4:29a
Nest is empty ... N Cam is pixelating
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I didn't check the DVR
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:58 am

Good morning, everyone, and thanks for the weather forecast, Bev!

I took a quick look back on the dvr and didn't see anything. I also rebooted the North cam.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:24 pm

Good evening!

5:23 pm
North was doing the spinning circle again, so I rebooted it a little while ago. I just looked back on South, and didn't find any activity.

Good night. :offtobed:


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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:21 am

Good Morning SR , Judy and everyone and thanks nightyowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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4:15a
Nest is empty ..N Cam is pixelating
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I checked the DVR quickly and I didn't see any activity .
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:49 am

Good morning, everyone!

I'm starting off by rebooting North - the dvr shows less than 6 hours, but goes back to around 4 pm yesterday (it's now close to 9 am) - so lots missing. I've tried to do a google search to see if other people are reporting this, but didn't find anything useful. I'm not sure exactly how to search for this - may need to post my own question, though probably won't get to that until Monday - lots of family stuff this weekend.

North cam had 12 hours on dvr - and goes back to just after midnight yesterday - so it save 12 of the last 33 hours (approximately). I think I'll try rebooting South as well, just to see if it helps with the dvr.

I did look at what was there, and not surprisingly didn't see any visits.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:07 am

Good Morning SR , Judy and everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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5:03am
Nest is empty and N Cam has spinning circle
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Judy .. I have seen any time missing on the H Mills Cams and the 3 Osprey Cams that I watch...
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:47 am

Good morning, everyone!

8:45 am
Just took a quick look back on South and didn't see anything. I'm wondering if YouYube stops recording after a while if no one is watching.

I'll reboot North, and then I'm out for the day.

Have a good day, everyone!

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:25 pm

Good morning everyone, I was away because of company yesterday but didn't see anything this morning when I scrolled back. It looks so empty now, I miss our little babies. ;(

You might be right Judy about U-Tube. :grhug:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:17 am

Good Morning SR , Judy , Beth and everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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4:13a
Both cams are streaming on the empty nest
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:57 am

Good almost-afternoon, everyone!

I spoke to Ken last night, and he changed one of the settings on both of the cams (the maximum bit rate), and fingers crossed, it seems to be helping the North cam keep streaming.

And I just checked the dvr, and it may also be helping with that - both cams go back 12 hours - and they go to just before midnight, so they recorded the whole time, as they should be doing.

And as usual, I didn't see any visits.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:08 pm

JudyB wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:57 am
Good almost-afternoon, everyone!

I spoke to Ken last night, and he changed one of the settings on both of the cams (the maximum bit rate), and fingers crossed, it seems to be helping the North cam keep streaming.

And I just checked the dvr, and it may also be helping with that - both cams go back 12 hours - and they go to just before midnight, so they recorded the whole time, as they should be doing.

And as usual, I didn't see any visits.
Thanks Judy and Ken . .. I guess that is why the N Cam was streaming this morning when I posted ... :)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:48 pm

I think you're right, Bev! It's been fine every time I've looked in.

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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:22 pm

JudyB wrote:
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I think you're right, Bev! It's been fine every time I've looked in.
Wonderful Judy ! :luck: it keeps up :)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:34 am

Good Morning SR , Judy and everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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3:25a
Both cams are streaming on the empty nest
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Sorry .. I didn't check the DVR ..
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