Friday, March 7, 2014
Arrggh, that sinking feeling when I open up my Bushnell HD Trophy trail camera and the date says January 1, 2013. It's not January and it isn't even 2013. Rats, the camera reset itself! I know this means the Bushnell has probably missed some shots and quite possibly has a completely blank memory card.
I check the battery level, the memory card, and every one of the 20 steps in the complicated menu. And I check them again. Everything seems to be working fine, at least right now. One of the batteries is sticking out a little. I tap it. Was it loose or not? I don't know but the rangers are waiting for my advice and I've got a dreadful feeling.
(click Read More to continue but be forewarned there are gory photos of a deer carcass coming up among other predator photos)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
|Mountain beaver (a.k.a. aplodontia) is one of the unusual mammals you get to practice camera trapping on at this workshop in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. It took me several months to realize why this particular camera, Wingscapes Birdcam 2, would occasionally get great close-up nighttime photos with flash but never more than one. Something about the electronics in this model shut the camera down after one or two flash photos. This model is now discontinued. For more info about this unusual burrowing mammal go here and a fellow alumnus has better photos of the zombie rodent here.|
Thursday, February 6, 2014
|Centipede strolling in this morning's rain.|
Monday, February 3, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
|With short legs, flexible forearms, and recurved claws, gray foxes readily climb trees.|
Sunday, December 29, 2013
|Female hairy woodpecker showing a black back with a white blaze down the middle and white checkering on her black wing feathers.|
Friday, December 27, 2013
|An agile red-breasted sapsucker feasts on a ripe persimmon.|