Monday, 11 June 2012

Modern bird research

Who says that bird research always involves waking up very early, driving many kilometers, suffering from cold / hot / rain / mud etc., all with clumsy optics and heavy rucksack? Not anymore.
As part of the tern conservation project in Atlit, web cameras were installed inside the tern colony for supervision of this sensitive site. Yesterday evening I studied the terns without drive, wind, heat or disturbance to the breeding birds. I sat on my comfortable computer chair with a cup and enjoyed birdwatching. The camera has a speaker and I could hear the terns screaming in live broadcast to my home. See below a few screenshots from last evening.