The DCL Webcam is a 24/7 nature cam live stream providing a view of a group of bird feeders located in a wooded setting near Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County, Maryland, USA. At night, the scene is illuminated with infrared lights and appears in black and white.

During the day, the feeders are visited by a variety of birds, including Northern Cardinals, American Goldfinches, Tufted Titmice, House Finches, Purple Finches, House Wrens, Carolina Wrens, Black-capped Chickadees, Baltimore Orioles, and Mourning Doves. Woodpeckers are common as well, including Downy, Hairy, Red-bellied, and Pileated. There are also a number of squirrels and chipmunks that feed on droppings from the feeders. We also see groups of deer in the woods.

At night, there are a occasional visits by various critters, including raccoons, possums, skunks, rabbits, flying squirrels, bats, and the aforementioned deer. Rarely, a Black Bear (or two or three) may stop by to investigate the feeders.

Normally, the web cam provides a fixed, overall view of the feeders, but we will sometimes control the cam to zoom in and follow activities of interest. Thank you for stopping by.

(For those interested, the web cam used for this site is the P5635E PTZ Dome Network Camera manufactured by Axis Communications. At night, the infrared capabilities of the camera are supplemented with three units of the 850nm 12-LED Wide-Angle IR Illuminator manufactured by Univivi. Audio is picked up with the Axis Communications T8351 Indoor/Semi-Outdoor Omni-directional Microphone. The audio/video stream is sent to YouTube through the Axis Streaming Assistant and Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder software.)


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