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Posted: Sunday 10th March 2019 by Emyr MWT

Could you help us pay for the Live Streaming this year please?

Operating our cameras and Live Streaming costs around £20,000 each season, and as you probably know by now, we do not receive any funding from the EU, government, NGOs or anywhere else. DOP 2019 will be operated purely by the donations and shop sales we receive.

Telyn with her three eggs in 2018


If you read yesterday's blog you'll know what improvements we've got planned this season. Here they are again:

  1. Microphone equipment (broke in 2018), replaced with new professional system.
  2. For the first time, we'll have two cameras Live Streaming, running simultaneously. You chose the camera you want to watch and toggle between them as you wish.
  3. Upgrade of PC and encoder hardware/software to accommodate above.
  4. Live Streaming will be on both this website and on our DOP YouTube Channel.
  5. Live Chat service available 24/7.
Monty and Telyn

Can you help us with our camera appeal?

There are three ways you can donate:

1. Via the BT MyDonate button on the Live Streaming page (best, as BT don’t take a cut and you can click a box for Gift Aid if you pay tax in the UK – another 25% is added to your amount by the tax wo/man)*

2. Via the PayPal button on the Live Streaming page (but no Gift Aid and Paypal take around 3%)

3. By sending a cheque payable to ‘Dyfi Osprey Project’ to:

2019 Live Streaming Appeal
Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
42 Broad Street
SY21 7RR

*Please note: BT MyDonate are closing down at the end of June. We will continue to use their free services until then and come up with an alternative in the meantime.

Thank you very much for your generosity. We are so excited about the 2019 season - bet you are too. DOP opens in just over a fortnight - Monday 25th March and we aim to get the live streaming going by then, before if testing goes well.

Thank you - Diolch yn fawr.

Just testing the IR light...



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