The Kilnwood Loon Nest Cam

Back again this year....the Loon nest cam!  Kilnwood resident Allen Rapp has done it again, this time he has placed a video camera on the loon nest platform.  This will be an incredible opportunity to witness the hatching of loon chicks.   Keep your fingers crossed that once again this year our adult pair will have a successfull hatching.  And you can be right there!!

Also check out the Kilnwood Web Cam to get a wider view of the loon nesting platform. 

The technical side of the Nest Cam.
How does this camera work at night? There is infrared illumination in the Nest Cam from a series of 30 light emitting diodes that surround the lens of the Lorex nest camera. These diodes automatically switch on and off at a set low ambient light level.  This is the same method as used in the Minnesota Bound loon cam.  The red eye of the loon will appear to be white under this lighting condition. The Web Cam camera does not have night vision although it still responds when there is a very low ambient light level. The video feed comes via a wireless signal from the camera to a receiver in Allen's home and then to a computer video card, similar to any home surveillance setup. Using a software program on that computer and Allen's home DSL modem and router, the video stream is uploaded to a remote server where it is accessible on the Internet. Links from this web site and the Kilnwood site can be used to access those stored images. The result being live viewing of the nesting loons, allowing anyone to see the loons up close (hopefully). The video feed comes via a wireless signal from the camera to a receiver in Allen's home and then to a computer video card, similar to any home surveillance setup. Using a software program on that computer and Allen's home DSL modem and router, the video stream is uploaded to a remote server where it is accessible on the Internet. Links from this web site and the Kilnwood site can be used to access those stored images. The result being live viewing of the nesting loons, allowing anyone to see the loons up close (hopefully).

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