Drones and Cameras
Gluepot conducts a comprehensive program of monitoring and research involving drones and stealth cameras.
The drone is used for checking Malleefowl mounds in our seven grids
We are able to fly over each mound early in the season and take a photo to show us if the mounds are being prepared for the season. If the mound shows activity we are then able to place cameras on the mound to gather photos and data for the full season
The stealth cameras have proved invaluable in collecting data and photos of the Malleefowl activity throughout the breeding cycle. They have shown us the procedure the pair uses to prepare and monitor the mound
We can monitor the quantity of eggs laid, the interval between each egg being laid, and the interval between each chick hatching
We also have seen how the Malleefowl parents react with each other during the season and are able to see what vermin and fauna visit the mound
The cameras are also used at our bird hides on the water troughs giving us important data on species and activity.