Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Jean » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:07 pm

2:06pm........The view is clear and sharp..........great job Matt! All you need now are some eagles to see! Enjoy your year here everyone! :bye 1:
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Yolande » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:08 pm

What a great climb and such a wonderful improvement in the cams!

Matt waving good-bye... :D I think he enjoyed the climb!
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Post by Yolande » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:10 pm

Thanks so much for co-ordinating everything, Judy! And for zooming, Bev! And to DavidH, and Myles - and of course, MATT!

And thanks Heather, Sue, Jean, Marianne, and gemini for being here too and all the great scaps and obs you posted!

...a wonderful day for a climb - that's for sure... :yes:

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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:11 pm

Trying the Pre Sets on the N Cam

Not working this is Moms perch
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I also shut down my computer and tried them on the Fire Fox browser.
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Post by Heather L » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:11 pm

Yolande wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:10 pm
Thanks so much for co-ordinating everything, Judy! And for zooming, Bev!

And thanks Heather, Sue, Jean, Marianne and gemini for being here too and all the great scaps and obs you posted!

...a wonderful day for a climb - that's for sure... :yes:
Thank you Yolande , I was on pins and needles worrying Dad would show up. :D

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Post by Heather L » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:13 pm

IrishEyes wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:11 pm
Trying the Pre Sets on the N Cam

Not working this is Moms perch

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I also shut down my computer and tried them on the Fire Fox browser.
Oh Dear , Is it a big job to reset the Pre Sets

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Post by Yolande » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:13 pm

Heather L wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:11 pm
Yolande wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:10 pm
Thanks so much for co-ordinating everything, Judy! And for zooming, Bev!

And thanks Heather, Sue, Jean, Marianne and gemini for being here too and all the great scaps and obs you posted!

...a wonderful day for a climb - that's for sure... :yes:
Thank you Yolande , I was on pins and needles worrying Dad would show up. :D
That was in the back of my mind, too Heather... :mihihi: Happy we saw Matt instead! I added a few names to the post you quoted - realized I had forgotten to thank David, Myles - and Matt. :%: Blaming over-excitement on my part....

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Yolande » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:19 pm

IrishEyes wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:11 pm
Trying the Pre Sets on the N Cam

Not working this is Mscreenshot_25.jpg

I also shut down my computer and tried them on the Fire Fox browser.
I re-booted as well, Bev - the presets on the SPTZ are still off kilter....

Oh well - I guess that happened when the lens covers came off - but it seems worth it...

I should shake a leg - I think I've been sitting for too long..LOL

:bye 1:

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Post by Heather L » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:20 pm

Kitcat11848 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:05 pm
Heather L wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:57 pm
Kitcat11848 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:55 pm
As Jean said, lots of rigging. I’m in awe at how he knows just which ropes to pull to move. He makes it look easy :mihihi: thanks for the awesome virtual experience of climbing up a 100’ tree. :ohmy:
Hi Marianne the nest is 175 ft up and the tree i believe is 220 ft tall :w00t:
Heather, thanks. That is HIGH :w00t: no way could I be up there. Heights give me the hibby gibbys.
It is the Penthouse of Nests lol :yes:

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:21 pm

Thanks so much Judy for all you did here today and thanks Yolande for zooming and Matt for a great job on our cams and to you David and Myles ..


Thanks Heather, Sue, gemini , Marianne, Jean for your observations and s'caps !

Looking forward gemini to your videos ... :)


Enjoy the rest of your day everyone ! :grhug:
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Post by Heather L » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:23 pm

Well this has been a very rewarding exciting day. My Thanks to Matt, David and Myles and all you wonderful Ladies..... Bev , Yolande, Judy, Sue, Gemini, Marianne and Jean. :grhug:
Dad and Lady D hope to see you both at the nest anytime soon now. :)
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Post by JudyB » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:28 pm

Yolande wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:19 pm
IrishEyes wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:11 pm
Trying the Pre Sets on the N Cam

Not working this is Moms perch
screenshot_25.jpg

I also shut down my computer and tried them on the Fire Fox browser.
I re-booted as well, Bev - the presets on the SPTZ are still off kilter....

Oh well - I guess that happened when the lens covers came off - but it seems worth it...

I should shake a leg - I think I've been sitting for too long..LOL

:bye 1:
Oh - are you saying that nothing happens when you use a preset - or that the cam goes somewhere, but not where it belongs? :chin:

When I saw your posts, I thought the cam didn't move when you clicked a preset - which is a different issue - and is why I called Matt in a panic and asked him to wait while I checked the presets. :oops2:

I wouldn't be at all surprised if the cams were moved a bit during the cleaning - Matt had a lot of trouble getting the South cover off. There is something that might help - I used to have to do it at Lafarge a lot because the vibration from the building where the cam was set moved the cam - and I can't remember the name of it, but will add that later. Let me know if you'd like me to give that a try for one or both cams - shouldn't hurt and might help.

And redoing the presets takes a bit of time, but isn't hard - and I'm hoping to add instructions for that in the zoomer area this week.

And I've remembered the name - it's either calibration or recalibration, and returns the cam to where it was originally set - which generally is where it was when we did the presets.

And I should also step away from the computer for a little while - thank you all for your coverage here!

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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:29 pm

Yolande wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:19 pm
IrishEyes wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:11 pm
Trying the Pre Sets on the N Cam

Not working this is Mscreenshot_25.jpg

I also shut down my computer and tried them on the Fire Fox browser.
I re-booted as well, Bev - the presets on the SPTZ are still off kilter....

Oh well - I guess that happened when the lens covers came off - but it seems worth it...

I should shake a leg - I think I've been sitting for too long..LOL

:bye 1:
See you later Yolande an thanks!
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Post by Yolande » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:05 pm

JudyB wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Yolande wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:19 pm
IrishEyes wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:11 pm
Trying the Pre Sets on the N Cam

Not working this is Mscreenshot_25.jpg

I also shut down my computer and tried them on the Fire Fox browser.
I re-booted as well, Bev - the presets on the SPTZ are still off kilter....

Oh well - I guess that happened when the lens covers came off - but it seems worth it...

I should shake a leg - I think I've been sitting for too long..LOL

:bye 1:
Oh - are you saying that nothing happens when you use a preset - or that the cam goes somewhere, but not where it belongs? :chin:

When I saw your posts, I thought the cam didn't move when you clicked a preset - which is a different issue - and is why I called Matt in a panic and asked him to wait while I checked the presets. :oops2:

I wouldn't be at all surprised if the cams were moved a bit during the cleaning - Matt had a lot of trouble getting the South cover off. There is something that might help - I used to have to do it at Lafarge a lot because the vibration from the building where the cam was set moved the cam - and I can't remember the name of it, but will add that later. Let me know if you'd like me to give that a try for one or both cams - shouldn't hurt and might help.

And redoing the presets takes a bit of time, but isn't hard - and I'm hoping to add instructions for that in the zoomer area this week.

And I've remembered the name - it's either calibration or recalibration, and returns the cam to where it was originally set - which generally is where it was when we did the presets.

And I should also step away from the computer for a little while - thank you all for your coverage here!
Hi Judy - just back for a quick check and sorry about the confusion.

The cam doesn't go to where it belongs - it goes somewhere else which is not the correct pre-set... not where one is expecting it to go....

Thanks for today, Judy..... :thumlft:

ADD: 3:11pm There was at least one pre-set on the NPTZ [BSB] which was not the same branch as on the BSB pre-set on the SPTZ - so maybe it's a good time for us all to take a look anyway...?

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Post by Marg » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:12 pm

Just checking the various nests I missed it today! Will there be a video later? Thanks Marg
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:24 pm

JudyB wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Yolande wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:19 pm
IrishEyes wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:11 pm
Trying the Pre Sets on the N Cam

Not working this is Moms perch
screenshot_25.jpg

I also shut down my computer and tried them on the Fire Fox browser.
I re-booted as well, Bev - the presets on the SPTZ are still off kilter....

Oh well - I guess that happened when the lens covers came off - but it seems worth it...

I should shake a leg - I think I've been sitting for too long..LOL

:bye 1:
Oh - are you saying that nothing happens when you use a preset - or that the cam goes somewhere, but not where it belongs? :chin:

When I saw your posts, I thought the cam didn't move when you clicked a preset - which is a different issue - and is why I called Matt in a panic and asked him to wait while I checked the presets. :oops2:

I wouldn't be at all surprised if the cams were moved a bit during the cleaning - Matt had a lot of trouble getting the South cover off. There is something that might help - I used to have to do it at Lafarge a lot because the vibration from the building where the cam was set moved the cam - and I can't remember the name of it, but will add that later. Let me know if you'd like me to give that a try for one or both cams - shouldn't hurt and might help.

And redoing the presets takes a bit of time, but isn't hard - and I'm hoping to add instructions for that in the zoomer area this week.

And I've remembered the name - it's either calibration or recalibration, and returns the cam to where it was originally set - which generally is where it was when we did the presets.

And I should also step away from the computer for a little while - thank you all for your coverage here!
Thanks Judy :grhug: the controls are not working for me either ..
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:27 pm

Marg wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:12 pm
Just checking the various nests I missed it today! Will there be a video later? Thanks Marg
Hi Marg :huggie: ... gemini is doing some videos !
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Post by JudyB » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:54 pm

I'm going to sign into North to try look at the presets and try recalibrating the cam to see if that helps.


If anyone's watching - it looked as if the cam had a small nervous breakdown - which is what it's supposed to do - it goes to several set points, then back to home.

And happily, now that it's done that, the preset for Mom's perch by the river is again showing Mrs Honeycomb's favorite perch!
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I'm going into South quickly to do the same thing.


And it didn't work for South.

Matt had a hard time getting the cover off that cam - really had to work at it - and I think he moved the cam somewhat, so we may need to redo the presets.

For now, I reset the "little house" button to roughly where it was, showing the nest and closest perches - and tomorrow I'll try calibrating again, just in case - but I'm thinking we'll need to redo the presets for South.

And now I'm off both cams and out, probably for the evening.

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Post by Yolande » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:38 pm

Thanks, Judy and Bev! ... Looks like it's all covered! Thinking we'll have cam pre-sets going to where we thought they would go as opposed to where they are actually going. .... :thumlft:

Thank-you!

ADD: 4:52pm - checking back to Judy's post and I don't see a visit to the nest....

ADD: 4:58pm Saying goodnight and thanks to all of your for being here today....A wonderful day! See you tomorrow... :bye 1:

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Post by gemini » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:19 pm

Videos of the cam cleaning. Both cams are in the videos but they are not in sync, one is 20 seconds ahead of the other. Rather than play around trying to get them the same time I left them as is. I apologize for any pop ups that appear - I moved my mouse accidentally a few times.


:vid: Harrison Mills Cam Cleaning 2019 - Part 1 (23:09)


:vid: Harrison Mills Cam Cleaning 2019 - Part 2 (25:11)


:vid: Harrison Mills Cam Cleaning 2019 - Part 3 (10:55)
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Post by JudyB » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:50 pm

Thanks so much for doing the videos, gemini - I was busy talking and missed a lot of the activity - looking forward to seeing what actually happened!

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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:58 pm

JudyB wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:54 pm
I'm going to sign into North to try look at the presets and try recalibrating the cam to see if that helps.


If anyone's watching - it looked as if the cam had a small nervous breakdown - which is what it's supposed to do - it goes to several set points, then back to home.

And happily, now that it's done that, the preset for Mom's perch by the river is again showing Mrs Honeycomb's favorite perch!

20190902_004.jpg


I'm going into South quickly to do the same thing.


And it didn't work for South.

Matt had a hard time getting the cover off that cam - really had to work at it - and I think he moved the cam somewhat, so we may need to redo the presets.

For now, I reset the "little house" button to roughly where it was, showing the nest and closest perches - and tomorrow I'll try calibrating again, just in case - but I'm thinking we'll need to redo the presets for South.

And now I'm off both cams and out, probably for the evening.
Thanks so much Judy... you must be tired .. you had a busy day :hug:
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:04 pm

7:02pm
Windy at the empty nest
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I checked the DVR back to your post Yolande and no nest visits that I saw..

Thanks gemini for the videos.... looking forward to watching them .

Goodnight H Mills , Judy , Yolande , Heather , gemini and everyone and thanks for today :grhug:
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Post by Heather L » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:55 pm

Goodnight Bev, The north Cam is out of focus? I will check back later 8:55 pm Sept 2

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Post by Heather L » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:43 pm

No changes at the nest , except for a visit from Mr Mouse :) 10:30 pm Sept 2
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Thank You Gemini for the video's
Goodnight Bev, Yolande and all 10:42 pm

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Post by nightowl » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:57 pm

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:33 am

Good Morning H Mills , Yolande, Heather and everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here .

Weather Report
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6:25a
Daylight at the empty nest
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I checked the DVR no nest visits that I saw

Cams must have been down during the night ..North came jumped from 2:34a to 5:49a and S Cam from 2:36a to 5:49am

\I checked my notes from last year.. and about the ticking we are hearing on the N Cam... I heard the same thing last year and Judy JKR thought that was a water sprinkler ... I know she did mention to Ken also :)

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Post by Yolande » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:26 am

Morning Bev and all!

Interesting about the ticking, Bev - I don't usually notice it, but sure did yesterday when it seemed very loud... :yes:

Will take a little look around....

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Post by Yolande » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:55 am

I checked all the presets and they are working for me! Thanks, Judy!

Some lovely views we haven't been able to see for a while...
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ADD: There a lots of ducks? out past Mom's perch - no eagles though..
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The cam is on the nest - great to look around!

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Post by JudyB » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:09 am

I'm going in on the South cam again to try Calibration again; I don't expect it to help, but want to be sure before we redo presets.


Interesting - the "Branch on Back of Tree" preset is showing Mom's perch by the river. Taking a screenshot before recalibrating.
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And the cam moved around doing its calibration and is back at the home position.

And the preset for the branch on the back is showing the perch by the river, so it didn't work.

The cam is back at the nest, and I'm logging out and taking a lunch break.

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