Pheasant on Raspberry Pi Cam While working on completing part 5 of my guide on how to build a Raspbery Pi nestbox camera, I thought I'd give the camera a field test today before it goes into production (5m off the ground where it's not so accessible). So this morning I thought I'd set up the nestbox camera and use it as a trail cam at the Jay Hide. Although it would be really great to have a live webcam set up at both the Jay and Buzzard hides, the locations of each mean they are out of reach of any internet hotspot so there's no way of connecting them to the internet that doesn't require a bit of work (but I'm looking into that with the Sparqee Cell). This means I have to settle for saving the images on the Raspberry Pi and going back to collect the USB stick when I want to see any of the trail cam footage. The other issue is power. I've spoken about this a bit throughout the guide but for the short time I had to power the Raspberry Pi today I used a MoPi unit attached to 10 normal AA batteries. As you can see the quality is not brilliant but the idea is simply to record activity rather than create world beating images. One important issue that does remain is the time-stamping of the images. As you can see it's out of sync since it is dark by 4:30pm here. This is because the Raspberry Pi doesn't have a battery to power the clock and therefore gets it time from an internet connection so without a connection it will give the wrong reading. Jay landing at hide perch Other than that, I was pretty happy that the trail cam worked, even recording images of fast moving song birds in flight and, of course, the Jays themselves! Jay on nestbox camera test