I use two different types of cameras - a professional SRS Canon camera with a long 600 mm zoom lens and a motion-activated camera for food bowl close-ups.
For motion detection I use:
Note - if you get frustrated easily with technology, or the thought of upgrading firmware sounds like greek, then the GitUp is not for you. I am a big technology geek and it had a large learning curve for me.
I have tested numerous cameras and the Birdsy video camera is the easiest to operate and setup. it is a video camera and not a photo camera, but the video is in the cloud and easy to access.
Here is the bird seed blend I make. I put a blend of this in a container and mix.
Some of these will seem expensive but last a long time when mixed like below.
If you get a lot of starlings, house sparrows, etc then stop feeding cheap filler feed with millet and cracked corn. They love what I call the 'cheap junk blend'.
Regular Sunflower seed
Lyric Delite nut/seed blend (Amazon)
Kimoe dried mealworms (Amazon)
Bark Butter Bits (Wild Birds Unlimited) OR
C&S Suet nuggets - similar to bark butter bits (Walmart or Chewy.com)
(Not Shown) Zick Dough - Crumbly bird food offered in colder weather