I just cancelled an ad recently, for a color surveillance camera. I decided to use it to put by our bird feeder after we move. Anyway, I posted the idea in some "gardening" forums, and some people liked the idea. Apparently, one person knows someone who put a camera by an owl nest to watch the babies grow. Others thought that nursing home people / adult care might enjoy watching what they can't be outside to see at times. Anyhow, I just mounted mine on a post to test it out, and it works great. I used a post that was already there - about 3 to 4' from the feeder. I think that 2' away will be perfect, at out next home. We will have a water feature again, up north. I'm thinking about arranging the camera and feeder, so that the camera can aim at the feeder, and catch a lot of the water feature in the backdrop. Anyhow, just thought I"d run this idea by you in case its something you might mention to customers, or want to do. My camera is a Clover color CCD that I bought for $150 at Fry's Electronics in Wilsonville, Oregon. I think my unit is near like what I saw at the CLOVER website on the second camera page for $192. Mine needs to be 2' away to be clear for enjoyment. Any further, is not crystal clear. Certainly there are better cameras. I suppose a sales rep could be consulted to make sure the right camera was purchased. My camera hooks into the video plug-ins on the front or back of a TV where the DVD player would hook up.