Marge was absent for more than 9 hours in the night. Hopefully this didn’t harm the egg! Still only one egg.
Welcome to the Boinx Blackbird Watching!
You are looking at a nest of "common blackbirds" which was located in Leoben, Austria (that one in Europe! ;-) ) which we streamed live for a couple of weeks 24/7. The female (we named her "Marge") started to build the nest on 1st of May 2016. For two or three days she was building the nest. After some days the first egg appeared. On 21th the chicks "Bart" and "Lisa" hatched. "Maggie" and "Matt" followed the day after. At the beginning the male "Homer" didn't helped at all but later on it was feeding the chicks along with Marge. After a couple of weeks watching the Simpsons family inside the nest and outside of the nest we hope that they will have a long and healthy life!
Marge left the nest so it was time for me to take a quick peek into it with a selfie-stick. Surprise: The first egg!
Today Marge returned to the nest! She sometimes brings in more material but also stays away for longer periods. Wondering what this means?!
In about three days Marge was able to build this wonderful nest! Unfortunately she left it in the afternoon and wasn’t seen since then. Hopefully we didn’t disturb her too much by being in the garden.
Today I decided to stream the action happening in our backyard live to the internet. As we are the developer of mimoLive it was a no brainer how to do this: First I installed the AXIS IP Camera to capture the bird breeding and transmitting the video footage to my home office’s desk. mimoLive is
I realized a bird hopping in the wood planks of our terrace roof dropping little branches. Obviously it wanted to build a nest. But the little branches always slid down to the floor when the bird flew away. So I decided to help out with a “Nest Starter Kit”: I created a bigger circle of