VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Camera Issues Diagnosed

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in partnership with the Norfolk Botanical Garden and WVEC, is providing a rare glimpse into the life of two bald eagles and their offspring!

Friday, April 17, 2009

“Camera Issues Diagnosed”

We have tracked down the issue that limited our control over the camera. After conferring with the manufacturer our suspicions have been confirmed. There is a fault with the internal programming or "firmware" of the camera itself.

The good news is that the problem may be easy to rectify by reloading the firmware. The bad news is that if any error occurs during the reload we could lose the camera completely - cutting off our broadcast stream.

Because of the potential for complete loss we have elected not to attempt the reload until we have a back-up camera unit in hand. In the event of camera loss the new camera could be installed, minimizing any downtime of camera coverage. The camera has been ordered, unfortunately we will not be able to accomplish this work before the eaglets are banded on Monday April 20th. This means that viewers will be restricted to the current camera view. We will ensure that photos of the event are posted to the blog.