The original CahowCam is installed in the top of burrogh #831, in translocation colony A, on Nonsuch Island in Bermuda, from which it has been broadcasting LIVE via the internet for 4+ years.
This season a second camera has been installed underground on the side of the nesting chamber giving an alternate view of the nest and after several weeks of planning, digging and installation it went fully LIVE the afternoon prior to the females return.
The female was actually a few days earlier than expected as last year she returned on the 15th, however at 9.45 pm our Team received a motion alert and promptly logged on to observe.
Both Chief Conservation Officer Jeremey Madeiros and Cornell's Charles Eldermire were watching (and recording) LIVE as she spent the first hour rearranging her nest and then promptly laid here single egg.
Jeremey Madeiros - January 11th
Exciting night as I watched the female E0197 bird enter the nest at 9.45pm. After building up the nest to its liking, the bird settled in and at 10.43pm abruptly lurches forward off the nest almost into the camera lens, revealing a newly-laid, glistening wet egg - less than an hour after arrival!