Well, at least lately the adults have been flying around calling like crazy so I suspect there are fledglings out.
In the meantime, some European Honeybees rediscovered the box and apparently are deciding to call it home again. Nonetheless, those of you who pledged will still get a chance to guess a species. Again, I’ll shortly be emailing the link to do this as well as other Birdathon followup.
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Sending live stream video from phones remains tricky business, despite all the apps launched over the years attempting to simplify real-time transmission of video over the Internet.Until recently, most live-streaming software was designed to broadcast video from a desktop webcam or laptop computer, not a phone.Pete 6/1/17 The Starr Ranch Kestrels did not use the box this year.I think they wound up nesting in a cavity somewhere a few hundred yards south of it.Pete 5/12/17 Finally – The 2017 Starr Ranch Birdathon Recap is done! The cost of cams and other hardware, plus the streaming are just a part of the expense of keeping everything running at Starr Ranch.
As usual, Steve did a great write up – including some really “punny” groaners… As the Recap mentions I’ll be sending emails to all who pledged with links on how to fulfill your pledge, give me your T-shirt info, and have another shot at guessing the 100th species we tallied, because no one got it. We have to annually raise about 5,000 to make it all happen. Pete 04/12/17 I was pulling in some loose ends of things I needed to get done on Starr Ranch before heading off to MI early tomorrow to do my annual inspection and repair of Osprey platforms on Fletcher Pond, near Alpena/Hillman.So if you’re enjoying watching the cams and like what we are doing at Starr Ranch, I hope you’ll help me make this year’s Birdathon a big success. I’ll be posting some pics later about all this because it’s a really great project.Tayser Abuhamdeh doesn’t have what most people would call an exciting job. “Eventually I started opening up, saying random things, telling jokes and laughing at my own jokes.So he sent a letter to You Now, which put him on its partner program, allowing him to earn money when his fans left digital tips and gifts. Cashier broadcast has several hundred people following live at any time.“At first, it got to be enough so I could cover my phone bill.At the same time, older, established webcam services also have added support for phones, and Internet messenger apps have been busy adding real-time video capabilities, too.