I work for a wildlife conservation charity in the UK, and we want to try and use our drone to count our gull nesting colony in the summer. These are white birds on a dark background, so it was pretty easy on my test photo to work out how to conduct particle analysis to count the total birds.
However, our plan is to take identical photographs on several different days across the incubation period, and only count birds that are in the exact same location on each picture - suggesting that they are sitting on eggs, rather than just resting temporarily. Our current manual counts suggest around 4,000 nests.
Is there an existing plug-in that can count the same (white, >15px) features at the same locations across several images, or do we need to create a macro for this?
All help is massively appreciated - none of us have any real programming experience though!