The Raspberry Pi nest camera project turned out interesting, but provides static images upon motion detection. I’d rather have a live view of the bird’s nest and decided to go for live ustream.tv streaming. Setting up the software for it is pretty straight forward using these instructions, only I use a RaspiCam instead of USB camera, so I had to install UV4L for Raspbian as well. Here is a live view of the nest, mind that it is located at GMT+3 and my camera is the regular (not IR version), thus no night time feed is visible:
Live streaming video by Ustream
The streaming is at 640×480, 5 fps. Not quite good, not bad either.
I also think that these are barn swallows, not common house martins as I originally thought. The female has laid eggs few days ago, so expecting chicks to hatch really soon.
I will have the camera run for a while, before I re-purpose this Raspberry Pi for another project.
From where did you get the Pi camera module?
Cheapest found on e-bay..
Awesome work! I’m glad my instructions helped you out and many thanks for the link back to my site!
All the best,