Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Trail camera offer

At handykam.com we try to give the best service for the best price. We are pleased to announce £52 off the Bushnell flagship Natureview Trail camera.

The Bushnell Natureview 119740 is often the trail camera of many wildlife filmers of all abilities. It features 14 megapixel video and photo capture. The other unique features are a set of two close-up lenses, giving you detailed close-ups. It also has separate viewer allowing you to see what the camera is seeing as well as reviewing your masterpieces.

The speed and quality of the recordings is impressive, making it stand out as a premium quality trail camera. As a result from its features, we have been able to supply the BBC, National Trust, ZSL to name a few.

We are also offering a FREE lock and expert hints and tips on using your trail camera.  If you don't have one, now is the time to spoil yourself or others with this new offer. Check out the discount Bushnell 119740 trail camera.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Go compare....trail camera comparison guide.

Go compare...go compare....

We are often asked which trail camera has the best features and what would be suitable for particular needs. This is often a million dollar question as they are often jam packed with features and hard to compare....enter the handykam.com trail camera comparison guide!

We have spent a lot of time compiling a comprehensive comparison chart that will help you get the answers you need. The nice thing is that all the features are easily compared giving you an informed view.

Failing this, if you need expert advice, please give us a call on 01209 313 579 and we will be happy to help.

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Buzzard caught on trail camera

Watching wildlife in its habitat is one of the best things. We are always happy and amazed to see our customer footage. Sometimes it can be a real surprise.

Yesterday, we received some stunning footage of a Buzzard caught recorded on Bushnell trail camera. It was fantastic footage filmed by Mr T at the Pensans school. The camera was filmed with a Bushnell and edited together into a short movie.

Mr T noticed that buzzard always visited a certain branch on the tree. The camera was positioned on an adjustment branch giving a fantastic birds eye view of the bird and its habitat.

Common Buzzard facts
  • Latin name - Buteo buteo
  • Common name - Eurasian buzzard
  • Av wingspan - 115-130cm
  • Average adult can over 50cm
  • Inhabit forests and areas of scattered woodland
  • Mostly eats carrion and earthworms
  • They now breed in most of counties in UK
Trail cameras are brilliant for capturing these magical moments. Why not treat yourself to a trail camera and see what you can film.

Thank you Mr T and the Pensans School.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

DigiMiniCam HD footage

There is something really exciting about new technology. With our new 2MP digi mini cam HD there has been a huge amount of interest. 

The cameras are 2MP HD, streaming at full 1080p. They have been made to have auto colour enhancement with auto calibrated night vision. Check out the definition:

As you can see that they are a stunning quality for an impressive price. This mini IP camera perfect HD upgrade to your camera bird box. The cameras are so small you can use them covertly in many applications. All you do is plug them into your router and access them via an app or software on any device. They are ideal for wildlife watching and covert CCTV.

You can either buy the HD nest camera kit or HD nest camera box kit or HD nest camera on its own. Get yours today as they are ground breaking product unique to handykam.com.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

National Nest Box Week - FREE gift

National Nest Box Week (NNBW) takes place each year from 14-21 February. It is a time why, everyone is encouraged to put up a nest box in order to help bird numbers.

It is amazing how many birds are struggling to find places to raise a brood. By popping up a box, you will not only help increase bird numbers it helps the wider biodiversity too.

Another good idea is to pop up a camera bird box. This way, you can watch them too. This year we have launched a new web ready HD IP camera box. This features a full HD camera bird box you can watch and enjoy 24/7. Also, if you order any of our camera bird boxes during the week, you will receive a FREE gift too.

So, go for it, check out our camera nest boxes. This way, you will help local birds as well a giving your family, school lots of enjoyment too. Go for it - get treat yourself and your birds with a camera bird box.

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Monday, 13 February 2017

Camera trap typos

We have a lot of people searching for trail cameras. It’s amazing what they type in to find us. There must a lot of strange keyboards out there, or drink induced surfing.

To help find our trail cameras, we compiled a list of search words:

Trale camera
Trail kam
Trail camz
trofie cam
agressor trail camera
aggresor trail camera
Little acorn
litle acorn
Bushell trail camera
Bushnel trail camera

Check out handykam.com trail cameras

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Bushnell camera, Bushnell trail camera

Over the years, we have carried all the major Bushnell trail cameras that come available. In the early days they were large, chunky with low resolution footage. Today they are high quality HD systems with Swiss army knife type features. (Except without the scissors or tooth pick)

At handykam.com we can help you choose the best one for your needs. We also include FREE expert tips and hints as well as a 2 year official UK guarantee.

Check the range out at handykam.com – Official UK Bushnell reseller

Latest in range: Bushnell E2, Essential, Natureview, Trophy camera, Aggressor 119739, 119836, 119518, 119777, 119740, 119598

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Saturday, 11 February 2017

FREE expert trail camera tips and advice

They always say that there is always a huge learning curve with new technology. Trail cameras are no exception. You have to get your head around the technology and then master the art of using it. Here at handykam.com we have decided to give all new users a huge springboard forward. We have included a list of FREE advice and tips with each new trail camera bought from us. This valuable advice has come from years of distilled knowledge and understanding from using trail cameras and customers/experts who have used them.

Hopefully with the tips, they will allow users to know more, faster and hopefully get the most out of the technology. This expert advice is only available at handykam.com

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Friday, 10 February 2017

What is the best trail camera?

We are often asked…what is the best trail camera and why is it the best? This all depends on what you want from your trail camera. Over the years, we have seen trail cameras the size of brief cases recording postage stamp images to hand held broadcast quality electronics. As they have evolved, quality has improved and features have been loaded.  It all depends on the what you are looking for at what level. Normally, there are three levels with requirements:
  • Takes good pics and video
  • Easy to use
  • Takes good pics and video
  • Easy to use
  • Control on various shots
Pro user
  • Takes great pictures and video
  • Control on various shots
  • Maximum resolution with less compression
  • Extra features

We have helped many thousands of customers choose the best trail camera over the years. We normally walk with our customers through their requirements, their abilities and find the best trail camera for them. Chat to us or e-mail today and we will help you choose the best camera.

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What is this on my trail camera?

Imagine witnessing this in your garden?
 How amazing would that be? Well, most customers who buy trail cameras set out to film something, only to find something else as well.

The footage is of a mystery animal in Sydney. Apparently, it walks like a cat but looks like a wallaby. The trail camera records all the action. This is a complete mystery for now, but only possible with a trail camera.

We have a wide range of trail cameras from £100. Check them out and see what is in your garden. 

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Thursday, 9 February 2017

What are trail cameras or camera traps?

A camera trap is not a big man trap catching poor cameras that trip into its jaws?..Don't run, they are cracking little motion activated cameras, recording moving creatures in front of it.  Trail cameras can seem a mystery, but don't worry, they are very useful gadgets to have.

Over the years, we have supplied many thousands of trail cameras to individuals and to large institutions like the BBC, WWF, National Trust to name a few. What are they, where do they come from?

We outline a few bits of useful information about trail cameras on our website www.handykam.com.

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Handykam.com in The Telegraph

We at handykam.com were very grateful to see us mentioned in the gardening section of The Telegraph newspaper.

The article talked about the importance of doing something for your birds on National Bird Box Week (February 14th).

If we do a little something for our birds, it will not only help our native population, but you will enjoy them for years to come.

There is no better example than the HD camera nest box. This premium kit allows you to watch your birds in full HD. This not only helps encourage broods, but gives your brood so much enjoyment too.

Thank you The Telegraph. Check the article out at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/problem-solving/make-garden-airbnb-nesting-birds/ 

© www.handykam.com

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Auto video recording on your MAC

New software - Automatically record LIVE video straight onto your MAC when you are not around.

Handykam.com proudly presents the new MAC recording software. The software allows you to record any time or day from one or multiple streaming cameras.  The software is designed to be compatible with a huge range of cameras. It is really easy to use with many features.

The software is perfect for recording most things, from wildlife to security issues. This one of the best recording software applications for the Mac as it is jam packed full of features.
  • Records LIVE video to computer or external drive
  • Records with motion or sound trigger
  • Multi-camera display – Upto 76 camera
  • Continuous capture, motion capture – Flexible recording options with notifications, alarms and scheduled throughout the week
  • Alert via e-mail
  • Web server – Built in web server to stream over the web
  • iPhone, iPad, and Apple compatible
  • Assign cameras names and have text, time overlay
  • PTZ (Pan zoom and tilt support
  • Real-time compression – High quality video and audio compression
  •  ONVIF support – This means that it is compatible with most digital and analogue cameras today
The software is perfect for:
  • Camera bird boxes
  • Wildlife cameras
  • Security
  • loads more.

Check out more about the Mac motion recording software from handykam.com.

© handykam.com

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

14MP trail camera - New Product

We see many trail cameras and always excited to see newer models. We are happy to announce a new addition to the Bushnell trail camera family.

The new Bushnell 119777 camo version is a stunning bit of technology. It sports a 14MP resolution recording giving you high end HD stills and video. The camera has a super fast trigger speed giving good day and night pictures.

These trail cameras are perfect for wildlife watching and surveillance.

Full of features
  • Wireless Connectivity:No
  • Resolution Setting: 14MP
  • PIR Sensor: Low/Med/High/Auto
  • Night Vision Flash: 48 Black LED, 80'
  • LCD Display: B&W Text LCD
  • Data Stamp:Yes
  • GPS Geotag:No
  • Power Supply:AA (4-8)
  • Solar Compatible:Yes
  • Battery Life:Up to 1 year
  • Video Resolution:1920x1080p
  • Video Length:Up to 60 seconds
  • SD Card Capacity:32 GB
  • Field Scan 2X:Yes
  • Audio Record:Yes
  • Baro Stamp: Yes
Great price with extras too
  • 14MP trail camera
  • Strap and buckle
  • FREE extras worth upto £20.00 (Only with handykam.com)
    • FREE 4GB memory card worth £6.95 (Only with handykam.com)
    • FREE USB dual card reader worth £5.00 (Only with handykam.com)
    • FREE Full set of batteries worth £7.20 (Only with handykam.com)
    • FREE 1m lockable cable with lock and 2 x keys worth £9.95 (Only with handykam.com)
    • FREE Strap and buckle


If you purchase this today, you will receive handy tips guide FREE along with your instructions.

We have compiled a list of top tips from 1000's of customers which will help you in every aspect of using the product.

The tips are written and edited by experts and ideal way of getting the best out of your purchase.

Exclusive to those who buy this handykam.com product only.
Check out the new Bushnell agressor 119777 trail camera.

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DigiMiniCam HD - New product

Introducing the DigiMiniCam HD exclusively from handykam.com. 

This network ready cam is jam packed with features that simply make it a class of its own. The tiny 2MP HD quality is ideal for wildlife and CCTV surveillance and much, much more. Once you have seen the quality for the price, you will want to film a lot more.

5 years in development
Over 5 years ago we released the worlds first commercial IP bird box camera system. The digital ready camera system was very popular but limiting. Roll on 5 years later, we have pushed forward with a fantastic new mini camera range of products.

Smart phone, tablet and computer ready
All you do is plug the camera into your router and access it on your smart phone, tablet or computer. With a couple of extra steps you can also allow access from the world.

Features delux

  • Camera – 2MP IP camera with IR and sound
  • System – Embedded RTOS, dual core 32bit
  • Sensor – 2.0MP (1080p) 1/2.7 CMOS sensor, 0.1Lux @ F1.2
  • Vid compression – H.264
  • Image output – Main stream 1920x1080(15fps) 1280 x 720/704*576 sub streams
  • Shutter – 1/50 (1/60)s to 1/10,000s
  • Lens – 3.6mm M12 interchangeable lens
  • Day/Night – Infra-red 940nm with LDR sensor set to 1 LUX switch
  •  Noise reduction – Yes/2D and 3D
  • Wide dynamic – Digital
  • Interface – 1 * RJ45 10/100m with POE – RTSP/FTP/PPPOE/DHCP/NTP/UPnP
  • Audio – Yes
  • Reliability – Tested up 65deg / Lightning passed
  • Other function – OSD, video transmission, motion detect, alarms, PC storage
  • Interface platform – Ms Explorer
  • ONVIF – Yes
  • Image enhancement – Yes – Brightness, contrast, auto white balance etc
  • Power – 12v/1A POE incorporated  with separate DC for testing
  • Housing  - Solid composite metal
  • Mounting – Swivel and tilt bracket with 5mm hole for bolt and wingnut
  • Finish – Matt black
So whether you are upgrading your camera bird box or want a covert IP camera, this is the camera for you.

Different flavours
We have launched our new IP camera on its own, in an ip camera kit or a complete ip camera bird box kit. 
Check it out:

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Monday, 23 January 2017

New 12mm lens close-up lens

Get closer to your subject with our new high quality 12.3mm lens. The lens in compatible with all our mini cameras and allow you to get detailed close-ups. For example, you could have this on a nest box camera and it will give you a detailed view of your feathered visitors.
This board mounted lens gives an impressive 22 degree view and perfect for allowing you to place the camera away, while bringing the subject closer.

All you do is simply unscrew the lens and screw in this lens.  Check out the lens and order one today. Click here

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Exclusive Handy tips

We are happy to announce FREE Handy Tips to all our camera bird box and trail camera customers.

At handykam.com, we not only use our products, but we like to learn how they are used and how you can get the best out of them.

Over the years, we have collated a range of tips from using the products, from our customers and experts in the field. As a way of a big 'thank you', we thought we would pass this valuable knowledge onto our customers so they can enjoy them fully, saving time in the process.

Therefore, if you are buying a camera bird box or trail camera from handykam.com, we will include this information for FREE. This is only available at handykam.com only.

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

IP wildlife and CCTV cameras

....HD IP cameras now available
We are happy to announce the launch of a range of IP cameras. IP cameras or Internet Protocol cameras are high quality HD cameras that give outstanding quality video and pictures. IP cameras are an important development in camera technology as they are computer ready. This means that they can plug into any router, network and be accessible on any device.

Handykam.com have been leaders in developing high quality wildlife cameras. We are happy to introduce a range of high end cameras to compliment our existing range.

IP cameras are perfect as they plug into your network and you can then access it anywhere on any device.

We have not been happy with past technology, but are happy now to offer a range.

At handykam.com we choose the best technology and the most user friendly too. We even include FREE motion camera software.

These kits are ideal for getting the best:
  • Wildlife camera footage
  • CCTV security footage.
They of the highest quality and represent the value for money. Have a look and if there are any questions please give us a call or order today.

IP bullet camera kit or IP HD camera kit with audio


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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Eak!..what trail camera should I get? Choosing the right trail camera

Trail cameras or camera traps are a unique bit of technology. They are the eyes and ears when you are not around. Once setup and left, their mission is to automatically record any movement and writing a video or still to an SD card. Part of the magic is popping out the next morning, retrieving your camera to see what midnight antics have been going on while you are asleep.

Most trail cameras today are jam packed with features, but share similar general features like:
  • Triggered by motion
  • Records video or stills
  • Saves to SD card with time and date stamp
  • Runs on batteries
However, most trail camera manufacturers release yearly models have incremental features like:
  • Higher photo or video resolutions
  • Faster triggers speeds
  • More controls on record times and strength of sensitivity
Major trial camera features
If you are just after a camera that records day and night then most of the handykam.com trail cameras will be perfect. However, other major features people sometimes ask for are:
  • Does it record audio?
  • Does it have a colour playback screen?
  • Can I set the camera between day or night?
  • Does it have no glow LED’s? (Mainly for security)
If these are important, please have a look at the specifications for these. Most deluxe or new features are designed for specific applications. If you are not sure check out our trail camera comparison chart.

Alternatively, have a good look at our full range of trail cameras  

Don’t despair
If you are really left scratching your head, please give us a call on 01209 313579 and we will be happy to go through a few options and get you the best camera for your needs.

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Friday, 1 July 2016

Digital Microscope clearance special offer

Today, we have a special offer of a Digital Microscope. This little beauty can allow you to pop items underneath it as well as larger objects and view them upto x120! The digital microscope allows you to connect to a PC and view and grab stills. Perfect gift for any budding naturalist. Grab this bargain as there are only a couple left.

Normally £73 on Amazon - Handykam.com price - £40
Contact us on 01209 313 579 or sales@handykam.com

Climate disrupting UK wildlife

Major study confirms that climate change is effecting UK wildlife. Global warming is causing breeding and migration cycles of related plants and animals to fall out of sync with potential impacts on entire ecosystems, research shows. Read more here

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Long time no post..

Blogger is back....
The handykam.com blogger blog is back. The reason for its absence is that we have been concentrating on content to our website. However, we have asked to bring it back. Also, we have so much to share with everyone and thought it was good to get back to sharing the latest handykam.com, camera and technology news....Please follow this blog for more really useful information.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Camera bird box features - bird box clip

Features of handykam.com camera bird box - securing clip
Most of our bird boxes and camera bird boxes come with a secure clip. This is a high grade plastic latch which is attached to the lid and is secured to the box by a brass panel pin. Why have this feature I hear you ask. Well, with a clip you are able to secure the lid down with the worry of wind lifting the lid or more importantly stopping predation. A lot of squirrels are very intelligent and can easily get into a camera nest box. With this feature, the box is secure to allow a bird to raise a brood safely.

The latch is a high quality UV protective plastic. The nail is a stainless steel or brass tack, designed to last for a long time. Another great feature of our boxes.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Camera bird box features - Ventilation holes

Features of handykam.com camera bird box - Ventilation holes

All our camera bird boxes come with 5mm holes drilled into the base. This helps circulation of air during throughout the box as well as drainage if there was any sudden flooding or leakage from nesting material.

With ventilation holes the boxes temperature is regulated thus helping the success rate of broods.

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Wired camera bird box
Wireless camera bird box

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Feeding birds over Christmas

The weather seems to be getting worse every year and as we arrive at Christmas. It seems it is not getting any better either. This may be an 'age thing' to say this, but evidence does show that we are getting more extremes in conditions. Nobody knows this more than our native songbirds. Every day, rain or shine, they have to get up and find a huge volume of food every day. It is like sleeping on a park bench and having to find food with no wallet, phone or fridge. Birds do need to eat regularly as they are very active, lose a lot of heat through being small and having a huge surface area. Having extremes of weather can really make it a challenge for birds.

Down but not out

Certain bird numbers have reduced. In fact, sparrows have got to record lows as feeding habitats have changed. There has been research that over the years we have cleaned up our gardens and reduced natural feeding corridors for birds. By feeding birds you could be helping make the difference to numbers. Some say that by feeding, we are interfering with nature. The fact is that everything we do we are effecting habitats already. By feeding birds you are at least giving them a chance to survive in ever challenging times.

Save and enjoy
While you are feeding, why not monitor and enjoy them by using a mini camera. With a camera bird feeder you can keep an eye on your bird numbers as well as enjoy them too. They are a fantastic way of getting really close to your birds from the comfort of your own home.

Go for it, spare a little food over the festive period. There has never been a better time than now It may make the difference this winter and beyond.

More informationCamera bird feeders and feeders with cameras

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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Christmas - Top 3 tips on finding the best camera bird box

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. It is a great time to celebrate and reflect on a hectic year with family and friends. One of the hardest jobs is to find perfect gifts for everyone. At handykam.com, we have had years of supplying the perfect gifts. We pride ourselves in helping people choose the best camera bird box, wildlife or trail cameras available. Not only do we help choose the perfect gift, we also offer them at a great price, including everything you need too. A perfect gift for you, the recipient and the birds too.

However, here are some vital tips on choosing the best camera bird box system.

TIP 1 – Quality

Look at a few bird boxes and compare the quality. Try to examine the build, finish, waterproofing, lastability etc. All handykam.com boxes are made out of high quality 19mm cedar or pine. The boxes are crafted in our Cornish workshops from guys with years of experience. We design boxes that not only suitable for all our songbirds but designed to last.

TIP 2 – Value for money
Look at what is included in your kit for the price. Some kits simply just include a camera with an ordinary bird box. All handykam.com boxes are slightly bigger than average boxes to help the birds raise their brood as well as giving you the best camera view. We also include everything in the kit so you don’t have to zoom around buying extra bits to get started. This allows you to site your box in many ways.

TIP 3 – Hidden bonus extras
Look for the hidden extra benefits. At handykam.com, we go beyond the norm and include lots of little extras including hole sizers, tree protectors, fixtures and fittings etc. Another bonus is that we include a wonderful manual with easy to follow instructions, offers on delivery and unrivalled help and support for years to come.
Hopefully, with these tips you are able to find the best camera bird box. Don’t forget at handykam.com we have everything instock and FREE delivery too. It can’t get better than that.

More information

Camera bird boxes and camera nest boxes
Trail cameras and camera traps
Wildlife cameras
Why choose handykam first.

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Friday, 23 November 2012

Choosing the perfect camera bird box camera gift

Bird box camera giftChoosing the right camera bird box gift can be a real challenge. At http://www.handykam.com we have many years of experience and there is loads of options. There are many questions that you need to ask like:
  • What birds would you like to attract?
  • Where are you planning to locate the box?
  • Would you like wired or wireless cameras?
There are so many questions and at handykam.com we can help. Please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.

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Wireless camera bird box cameras
Camera kits

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Helping birds enjoy camera bird boxes

Camera bird box threatsWe spend many hours choosing a camera bird box, positioning them in order to help save and enjoy our birds. A great way to make sure you keep enjoying your birds is to:
  • Keep an eye where you are putting food. By putting food near a nest box, you potentially attracting a threat to your camera bird box.
  • Keep monitoring your camera to check the welfare of your birds and spot any potential threats.
  • Keep an eye out for domestic cats. Research shows that they are amongst the biggest threats to nesting birds. Try to keep your box high enough and away from any cat runs. If you are having trouble with cats, try cat repellent and visual deterrents.
  • Keep an eye from bird predation. There are some birds like woodpeckers like nothing better than small chicks to feed their young. They tend to bash through the sides of a bird box in order to get to the nest. Try protecting your bird box with hole protectors or a predator guard kit.
  • Keep an eye for pests and non native plants. These can have an effect on certain birds.
  • Keep an eye on grotty feeders and feeding stations. Regularly cleaning them can cut down pests and diseases being carried to nest boxes. At the end of nesting season, a good idea is to clean out bird boxes
  • Keep an eye out for flying birds. A good idea is to place stickers on windows to help stop them flying into them.
More information
Camera bird box systems
Predator kits

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Top 5 reasons why you should get a bird box camera

Camera bird boxes or camera nest boxes have revolutionised the way we watch and enjoy our wildlife. There are many benefits from having them including:
Top five reasons to have a camera bird box
Top 5 reasons to have a camera bird box
1) Habitats - There is a huge shortage in the number of birds in the UK. It is reported that we have lost over 40 million birds over recent years. This apparently due to the reduction in habitats including quality nesting sites. By having a bird box camera, you are helping give them a warm, secure home to nest in. With a camera you can measure how effective it has been.

2) Reproduction
- Nesting boxes are needed to help birds reproduce. With over 60 species requiring nesting boxes, they can really make the difference when attracting a mate and raising a brood. With a camera you are able to keep an eye on their welfare.

3) Enjoyment
– Having a camera bird box is incredibly enjoyable. There is nothing better than watching a bird attract a mate, build a nest and raise a brood.

4) TV
– Having a camera bird box is like having your own wildlife channel in your living room. Being able to keep an eye on your wildlife can be incredibly rewarding and in many ways, better than TV.

5) Gifts
– A bird box camera makes a fantastic gift for all ages. The plug in a play systems are very easy to use and install. They are an alternative gift that perfect for family, friends as well as your birds too.
Go for it order a bird box camera today.
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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Perfect gift for parents - Bird box cameras

Over the years we get a lot of people asking what they can give their parents for Christmas. Sometimes we spend hours racking our brains trying to find that perfect gift. It can seem really hard to find something a little different they can enjoy for years to come. Worry ye not, we have saved you pulling your hair out.
Have you thought about a camera bird box from Handykam.com? They come with everything included from fully assembled hand made box, high quality camera to even the fixtures and fittings. Our boxes are really easy to use and install. With its plug in and play technology, they'll be enjoying all the action on their TV in minutes. We have a wide range to choose from including wired and wireless boxes, suitable for all our native songbirds.

Imaging the delight when they receive a camera bird box for the first time? We get many hundreds of non bird lovers really getting addicted to the live story that unfolds in their very own garden.

The camera bird box is a perfect gift and best thing they just keep giving month after month. Go on treat your parents to a perfect gift this Christmas.
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Camera bird boxes and camera nest boxes
Camera kits for your own bird box

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

I'm a celebrity get me out of here cameras with helen flanagan

Im a celibrity Helen flanagan

Another year, another bunch of celeb flown to a Queensland jungle for I’m a celebrity get me out of here. From the very first show, the programme producers have opted to use GoPro camera, allowing you to get a celebs eye view of the thrills and spills in the jungle.
Im a celibrity Helen flanagan This is no more evident than the first show, where Helen Flanagan struggled with heights as she needed to cross a ravine. The GoPro cameras were mounted to helmets and film in 100% broadcast HD video including audio.
Here at handykam, we are registered sellers of GoPro action cameras. They can easily mounted to cars, bikes as well as helmets, giving everyone a HD hands free view

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I'm a celebrity, get me out of here in a LIVE show on ITV1.
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Ideal Christmas gifts for parents: Bird box cameras, wildlife cams and trail cameras

Finding the perfect Christmas gift for parents shouldn't have to be that hard. At handykam.com we have a wide range of gifts to suit every budget. Most of the gifts represent value for money as they are often used every day for several years to come. If your parents have a passion for their garden, interest in wildlife or would love a unique gift, here are some ideas for you.
Nestbox camera
Bird box cameras
A complete bird box camera system comes with everything you need to enjoy birds in your garden. The plug in and play nest cam allows anyone to set up and enjoy their birds very quickly. All they do is turn on their TV or computer and witness the magic of birds mating, nesting and raising a brood right for their eyes.
Wildlife cameras and trail cameras
Watch hedgehogs, foxes, badgers and more with a range of handykam.com camera systems. They are incredibly easy to use. Have a camera streaming live footage to your TV or computer and watch and record the action as it happens. Alternatively, you can get a trail camera. This is a remote camera that can be placed in the garden and records only when an animal moves in front of the camera. Part of the magic is seeing what is recorded the next day.
Trail camera and wildlife camera
So whether you are getting a bird box camera system, wildlife camera or trail camera, we have a wide range to choose from. Don’t worry, they will simply enjoy any system for many years to come. However, we must warn you that they are very addictive and you will thanked many times as they enjoy their wildlife.

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Complete range of wildlife cameras
Complete range of trail cameras

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Bird box camera - A perfect gift

Not sure what to get someone who has everything? Why not get them a bird box camera system. We send many thousands of camera kits for people giving them as thrilling gifts.

Virtually every lucky recipient is bowled over when they unwrap their special gift. The nice thing with a complete bird box camera system is that it comes with everything you need in one box. It is extremely easy to use and install. All they do is unpack the system, follow the easy to read instructions and enjoy. When they are watching TV, they can quickly see what is happening in there bird box with a click of the remote.

The nicest thing about nest box camera systems is that they are a perfect gift and keep giving. For year after year, they can be enjoyed from the comfort of their armchair.

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Choosing a good bird box camera

Good bird box cameras should have certain characteristics that allow you to get maximum enjoyment from watching your birds. Over the years, Handykam have developed many features to our nest box cameras over the years. We now sell them either as complete bird box camera kits or as complete bird box camera kits.

So what is it and what do you need?
A bird box camera is a small camera that is placed in a bird box allowing you to watch and listen the delights of nesting birds. Most bird box cameras have the following key features:
  • Small size to fit into a bird box easily
  • Good optics to allow you to get the best out of the camera
  • Focusable and interchangeable lenses
  • Solid robust design, stopping any potential damage from birds if they were to nibble at the camera
  • Swivel and tilt bracket for ease of positioning
  • Secure and quick release fixings
  • LDR light sensor to turn on off IR lights
  • Small sensitive microphone
  • Easy to connect connectors
There is nothing better than seeing a bird attract a mate to the nest box, build a nest, lay eggs, watch the eggs hatch and the chicks grow before witnessing them fledge right before your eyes. Its like having your own wildlife channel.
Also, don't forget in order to get the best out of your bird box camera, you need a good cables, power supply and camera bird box too. If this is all too much to work out you can always get a complete bird box camera system.

Handykam bird box cameras, nest box cameras are ideal for watching birds. We have spent many years making good quality cameras that are easy to use and install.

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Check out our complete bird box camera kits
Check out our bird box camera kits

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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Olympics village on time-lapse camera

It is amazing to think that within a couple of years 67 blocks were built for all the 16,000 Olympic athletes! How did they do that in such short space of time. Well, now you can see a wonderful time-lapse of the big build. You can see the whole process in minutes.

Included in the build is all the facilities including shops, restaurants, and medical and leisure centres. After the Games it will be transformed into 2,818 new homes, including 1,379 affordable homes and houses for sale and rent after the games.
If you would like to time-lapse record an event, build, occasion, all you need is a time-lapse camera.

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Timelapse camera or time-lapse camera
Olympic information

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Sunday, 15 July 2012

GoPro Hero camera used on BBC worlds most dangerous roads.

Filming a car journey is a great way to document the thrills and spills of your adventure.  GoPro hero cameras are perfect for attaching onto a car, bike or 4 x 4 and recording in perfect HD. There is no better example of this than BBC 2 Worlds Most Dangerous Road where Sue Perkins and Liza Tarbuck drive the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Check out our GoPro cameras for more.

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GoPro Hero camera used on BBC Countryfile

Climbing is fun and exhilrating at the best of times. One way to enjoy climbing is to record it on a GoPro hero camera. The camera films in perfect HD on to an SD card, running off AA batteries. A good example was on BBC countryfile, where Julia Bradbury was scrambling up a rock face in Snowdonia. GoPro cameras are perfect as they record all the action for several hours. You can then review the high quality video and audio footage in the highest quality possible. Check out our GoPro cameras for more.

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Thursday, 12 July 2012

New super fast HD wildlife camera?

At handykam we are always looking at new wildlife cameras and nest cameras that can really make the experience more real. HKK have just release a 33-megapixel Super Hi-Vision-format camera. It shoots at a whopping 7580 x 4320 resolution at 120 frames per second. Check it out:

Wow..... we want one.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Handykam GoPro cockpit cameras - AS SEEN on Dave

Sometimes there are documentaries and there are good documentaries. Follow a team of trainee pilots learning to become Bush Pilots on channel Dave. In the show they use GoPRo Hero cameras to film the ups and downs of the cockpit action from Okavango Delta. Well worth the watch. The HD video footage is good for broadcast. Check it out all this week.

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Handykam - Buy GoPro Hero2
Bush pilots on Dave – click here

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Cat camera on The One Show

Cam cameraGreat to see the cat camera used on the The One Show tonight (Tuesday 3rd July 2012). In the show they explored the adventures of a cat around a cathederal. Cat cameras or pet cameras are a perfect way to find out what your cat, dog or pet is doing while you are not around. They are a perfect gift for family and friends too.
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cat cam or pet camera
The one show on iplayer – click here

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Monday, 28 May 2012

BBC Springwatch 2012

Great to see BBC springwatch is back for another year. This year the team of wildlife experts return filming the delights of Ynys-hir nature reserve in Wales.

The live 3 weekly shows feature all the best from The Great British Wildlife including blue tit cameras, nest box cameras, owl cameras and lots more. If this is not enough, you can tune into the live webcams or the fun filled unsprung showing a few of the behind the scenes footage.

Fancy filming your own wildlife, then why not get your very own wildlife with birdbox camera, wildlife cameras, trail cameras.

More exciting links
Check out the Springwatch live webcams
Check out the Springwatch website
Buy bird box cameras and nest box cameras
Buy wildlife cameras

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Monday, 26 September 2011

Amazing pic wins British Wildlife Photography Award - 3rd year in a row!

We have just received news that a good friend of handykam, Doug Mackenzie Dodds has just had great success in the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2011 (BWPA). But wait, this is the third consecutive years of success in a row!

The shot of Malu catching a blackbird chick swept the competition away in the urban wildlife category.

We have long since said that Doug's photography is stunning and great to see him been commended in one of the most prestigious awards around.

Congratulations to Doug and Anna from all at Handykam.com.

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Doug Mackenzie Dodds and his stunning Images - Click here
Daily telegraph article - click here

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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Making your own camera trap or trail camera

Every fancied how to make your own camera trap or trail camera? Well no problem, wired have created a helpful video clip showing you how. All you need is a digital camera, components and a soldering iron and you are away. Check it out:
How to Make a Camera Trap

More trail cameras and camera traps at handykam.com

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Thursday, 1 September 2011

Where has summer gone - Enjoy September

September is here. The sun seems disappearing faster and faster and there is a slight little nip in the evening air. Where has our summer gone?  Not to worry, September great time of the year to:
  • Enjoy harvesting wild fruit like apples and blackberries
  • Enjoy winter arrivals of birds as well as groups of birds swarming to leave
  • Help stock up your feeders for the newborn birds that have come along. Don’t forget your bird feeder camera where you can get up an close to them.
  • Start to look for signs of Autumn ie leaves changing
  • Put a hedgehog box in your garden for hibernating hedgehogs. Don’t forget your hedgehog camera to see them come and go.
  • Put up owl boxes to help roosting owls. Don’t forget your owl camera. They are one of the most amazing things to watch and worth every penny.
  • Go beachcombing or rockpooling. With the lower tides and the bigger winter swells arriving, the coastline is a wonderful place to explore for various treasures.
These are some of many exciting things you can do in September....Go for it enjoy it.

More wildlife cameras and wildlife articles at handykam.com

Photo copyright - Thanks and check out Vlado's photos on Flickr

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Watch BBC wildlife film - Heligan: Secrets of the Lost Gardens

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are one of most delightful botanical gardens and wildlife in the UK. The wonder of the gardens are captured in a BBC program, produced by Philippa Forrester and filmed by her husband Charlie Hamilton-James.

Heligan, situated in the corner of Cornwall off the the cost of St Austell, was created by the Tremayne family between C18th and C20th. The gardens were later found and restored and now boast a huge range of plants and wildlife.

The program explores a year in the life of Heligan, capturing the magic of its location and features many of the wildlife characters around the 6 miles of gardens. This program is a much watch for 2011. Check it out - click here

Why not create your own wildlife film with mini wildlife cameras and bird box cameras. We have a range of cameras, giving you a magical view of your garden or property

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Watch on iplayer - click here
More about Heligan - click here
Wikipedia about heligan - click here
Filmed by Charlie Hamilton-James and produced by Phillipa Forrester of Halcyon media - click here
Wildlife cameras at handykam.com
* © Wikipedia for photo above

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Rare mammals caught on trail cameras and camera traps

Nice footage of mammals caught on camera traps and trail cameras around the world from BBC Nature. Have a look, it is worth it.

Trail cameras are historically used to record and document animals around the world. Many research institutions are finding them an extremely valuable for monitoring specie numbers and migration patterns. Today, many trail cameras and camera traps are relatively inexpensive and perfect way of monitoring what is happening in your garden or acreage. We currently supply many organisations with these wonderful devices. Check them out and what they can do.

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Article from the BBC Nature - click here
Buy a trail camera or camera trap
Compare trail cameras

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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Buying the best trail camera or camera trap

There has been a huge change in remote camera technology over the years. In the early days, they were quite big items and bolted onto an old SLR camera. Today, they have a huge amount of features.

We, at handykam.com look at vast array of trail cameras and camera traps from around the world. To help you choose, we have created a FREE trail camera guide, comparing all features including file sizes and resolutions. This is a fast way to choosing the best trail camera or trail camera for your needs.

Read FREE trail camera comparison.

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Sunday, 31 July 2011

An inspection camera can save your business money

Inspection cameras can inspect areas that have a fault, quickly and easily. This is a perfect device for inspections, plumbers, surveyors and more and can save your business a lot of time and money.

When faced with a technical problem, like a blocked drain or lost cable, this can cost many hours in fault-finding, digging and problem solving. With an inspection camera, you can drill a small hole, view or record the footage on a small screen and quickly diagnose the issue without incurring many hours of work or specials equipment hire.

Handykam.com can supply a range of inspection cameras that quickly allow you to inspect a problem and solve it quickly. Having an inspection camera can save you a considerable amount of money in time and resources. Just drill a hole, pop in camera record and then go. Have a look at how inspection cameras can save your business money. More on inspection cams >>

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Inspection cameras on Wikipedia – click here

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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Time-lapse video - London olympics 2012

Only a year to go to the Olympics. The size and rate of construction of the buildings is amazing. In order to show this, they installed several time-lapse cameras around Stratford area. These took shots every 5 - 10 mins for a few years. The results are amazing: See clips from the telegraph newspaper below:

London 2012 Olympics: Games architecture takes shape

Why not create your own time-lapse footage with a time lapse project cam. It may not be to the same resolution used on the Olympics cameras, however the camera is jam packed with features and very easy and economical to set up. All you do is take it out the box, pop batteries and a memory card in and set the recording timer to a variety of settings and you are away. Perfect for any development, construction project, exhibition setup etc.

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Get a time-lapse camera from handykam
More information about the Olympics time lapse cameras - click here
More information from the Telegraph newspaper - click here

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Bee cam, bee webcam inspires 9 year old to take up bee keeping

A nine year old bee enthusiast has been inspired to take up bee keeping, when father sets up a live bee cam. The howling family setup the bee cam and is now also inspiring many others around the world. This is what technology is about. Why not set up your own bee cam and get your friends and family involved.

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Create your own bee cam with a camera kit
More about Howling family on BBC - click here
See live Bee Cam - click here
More about bee cams on handykam website

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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

When is a gull not a gull? When it is a robot.

From Leonardo da Vinci to modern day, they have been trying to recreate the motion of birds. After many years they may be nearly there. Check this footage out. It is stunning:
A robot that flies like a bird

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Great article on the Guardian - Flying bird.
More about Smartbird
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Sunday, 26 June 2011

A birds eye view

Seagull stole camera and takes it on a shoot across the French Riviera skyline. Check this out....

The camera was placed in a garden only to be picked up by a seagull who then is seen flying to its roost. It is then see investigating the camera with a few pecks! The cameraman, was able to locate the camera only to find that it filmed the whole thing.

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Small bird cameras
Daily Mail article

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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

BBC invisible camera

The BBC film unit developed developed a specialist stealth like movable camera positioned behind specialist 2-way mirrors. The camera is operated remotely and is moveable on remote control caterpillar tracks. The mirrors give the illusion of being part of the scenery, therefore animals do not see the technology. They are able to get up and close without the animals spotting the cameras. Wonderful footage, check out the video below:
Rare black bear captured on Invisible camera.
Black Bear Mother and Cubs - Bears - Spy in the Woods - BBC

You can buy mini wildlife cameras and remote trail cameras at handykam.com

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