On another note Bill Powers from PixController has recently added a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera to the PixController wildlife webcam. This enables them to zoom in on animals that come to the main camera feed and follow them around. Viewers will be able to see different animals which come into the camera in more detail. Recently they have been able to zoom in on the deer, raccoons, turkey, squirrels, and various birds which come into the main camera.
One unique feature of the PixController wildlife webcam is that they also have several wireless motion-activated remote cameras as part of the system. These are turned on when an animal comes in front of them and the wireless feed is switched from the main camera over to the remote feed for as long as the animal is present. Currently they have 2 remote cameras setup, camera 2 - about 1/4 mile from the main camera, and camera 3 - about 1/2 mile from the main camera. Both of these remote cameras are setup with feed blocks in the deep woods for viewing whitetail deer.
When the weather turns colder in Western PA, USA, they will setup a carcass camera. This will be remote camera 4. On this camera they will setup road killed whitetail deer they get from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. This camera provides viewers the rare opportunity to see predator animals such as red fox, gray fox, coyotes, red-tailed hawks, turkey vultures, opossums, and of course raccoons. Last year they had a coyote come into the camera, which is a rare site in this area.
You may have noticed that the pan tilt and zoom is working on the new waterhole camera. Peter Braat has been working hard to get that in and finally we have a result. This will greatly improve your night watching. Thanks Pete