Well, the South San antonio Camera was apparently hit by
lightening and is down again. (5/17/13) . We welcome back our South San Antonio Texas camera again(5/3). It
is a cellular system and we might see some exotic animals too!
Check out a series of pictures of a doe in north Metro Atlanta
(Alpharetta Ga) as she lays down in the corn to feed. Lazy eating we
Check out the new Photo Gallery pictures from our Virginia
camera(s). A herd of deer are feeding in a snow storm. Can you see
the snow on their backs? They have some really good fur coats!
We finally have a FaceBook link on our web site to our FaceBook
Page. Please visit our Facebook page and LIKE us. We will try and
post more news there as you can comment as well.
The block at the main feeder in Georgia is a standard mineral block
(kind used for cattle). The deer like the mineral block the best of any we have
tried. We've heard from many of you about different types of blocks.
Sometimes our deer are picky eaters!
Please tell your friends about us. Make WatchTheDeer your default page
that comes up every time you start your internet browser! Visitors to the
web site mean ads, ads mean revenue for us which means cameras for you to watch
our cameras actually stream live video, we only show images every 10 seconds on
the web site due to bandwidth restrictions. Think of bandwidth like an
interstate highway ... now you understand about congestion! Also, please note that we DO NOT USE trail cameras. We
notice some people on blogs and forums think those are the type cameras we use.
No, we use much more expensive Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) network IP cameras.
Most have optical zoom of 26X or more too.
Many of the cameras are lighted at night. Most have infrared
lights and not visible light. Our Texas cameras have lots of wildlife activity
at night. The Americus Ga feeder has night lights. Watch
The lighted Kudzu camera for night activity also. We have streaming video back
on the site for the general public. This will be on at least one camera at
a time, weather permitting.
All images are live, running about 20-30 seconds behind real time.
Note: If a camera picture seems frozen or shows daylight where
eastern daylight time is night, this means that camera is not sending images. We
typically reboot the systems to get lazy cameras running. Also the cameras
without any lights do shutoff just after dark and sometimes an image is partially sent. That's why you might see an image with a gray area.
Many of you have asked about our incredible number of hits each day and month. Please read the section in our Advertise with Us for more information about Hits, page views and other web analytics. Remember- statistics is Greek for 'lies, lies and more lies'! :)
Solar-Powered Camera: Built from surplus woods around and not the best
looking, Click here to see our completely self-contained, solar powered, cellular camera system . Here's another view . Four 15Watt solar panels, a regulator, deep cycle marine battery in a plastic case, a Basic Camera unit, High gain antenna, Special PC card for internet service, and router in the equipment box. Checkout the Camera Page for more information.
Animal Views: Our cameras have a low IQ. They follow a pre-set schedule that stops at each view for a specific amount of time (usually 180 seconds). Unless a human is controlling the camera, it does not “know” when animals are in view. Unfortunately, that is why the cameras will sometimes move away from certain animal sightings.
Capturing Images: To save an image on the screen to your PC, simply right-click the image and save it to your desk top or disk.