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Innovative nestbox allows wildlife fans to watch bird life

By WBjridge  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

Mike Nash, of Handykam, presents a golden nestbox to  with Cornwall Wildlife Trust chairman Howard Curnow and president Jan Pentreath.

Mike Nash, of Handykam, presents a golden nestbox to Cornwall Wildlife Trust chairman Howard Curnow and president Jan Pentreath.

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Wildlife fans are in for a treat, thanks to a donation from a Redruth business.

Handykam.com has given a golden camera nest box to Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

The box has been designed to house all native songbirds, from blue tits to robins.

It is made from locally and sustainably sourced cedar wood, and was built at Handykam's warehouse in Hayle.

As well as the bespoke golden casing with engraving, the box also includes state-of-the-camera technology to capture wildlife images.

The trust plans to use the nest camera box at its Five Acres Nature Reserve, near Truro, with the video feed available on its website.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust president Professor Jan Pentreath said: "We are absolutely delighted with this handsome gift. It is essential that our own work makes use of the very latest technology, and we are very proud to be honoured in this way by a Cornish firm that is at the leading edge of the very technology that we need.

"We look forward to some spectacular visual and audio recordings in the very near future"

The trust runs a Business Supporter Scheme, which currently has just under 100 members, and hopes to gain even more support from local businesses.

To find out more about working with the trust as a business, visit www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/business.

The footage captured on the new wildlife camera can be seen at www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk.

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