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2020 DOP Camera Appeal

Posted: Saturday 14th March 2020 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, DOP does not receive any funding from the EU, government, NGOs or anywhere else. DOP 2020 will be operated purely by the donations and shop sales we receive.

Berthyn (middle), Peris (right) and Hesgyn, 2019

Here are some of the improvements we're making this year:

  1. New professional shotgun microphone and wind-shield fitted under thr nest
  2. New £4,000 professional-grade PTZ camera on the feeding perch for the first time, replacing the £80 trail-cam
  3. We will have two cameras Live Streaming, running simultaneously We had problems with this last year (Youtube makes it overly complicated), we have a work around
  4. We've been working with the BBC's Springwatch during the last few weeks - watch this space for more info in due course
  5. Live Streaming will be on both this website and on our DOP YouTube Channel
  6. Live Chat service available 24/7, and new for this year - we've managed to find a system that will completely eliminate the occasional nuisance trolls
  7. Live Streaming will NOT go off in early September, we'll keep going well into the autumn and winter
Monty with a mullet - trail-cam, 2019

Can you help us with our camera appeal?

There are three ways you can donate:

1. Via the Virgin Giving Money button on the Live Streaming page (best, as 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:

2020 Live Streaming Appeal
Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Park Lane House
SY21 7JP


Thank you very much for your generosity. We are so excited about the 2020 season in our new home - the Dyfi Wildlife Centre - bet you are too. DOP opens in less than a month, but we're aiming to have the cameras, mics and Live Streaming up by 1st April.

Thank you - Diolch yn fawr. 

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