Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Trail camera on a creek

Placed this camera looking at a small waterfall on this creek trying to get a picture of an otter. They use this creek to get into some large ponds for feeding and having their young. Wasn't sure if they go over the falls or use a trail that goes around, not even sure if they go down the creek when leaving the ponds.

Only picture I got in a 3 week checking was this possum crossing over the falls, will leave the camera here till fall to see what animals travel the creek.

Monday, February 11, 2008

First sign of Turkeys

Must be getting close to springtime, I hear the frogs singing at night and got my first pictures this year of turkeys beginning to move about for mating season. My cameras are still out for predators, but not unusual to get turkeys using the same trails.

The camera set on the beaver trail was a bust so I moved it to overlook the dam on the main pond. Not a good place to set the camera so will only leave it a week.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

New setup on beaver trail

This looks like a well used beaver trail leading from some small cottonwood trees to a pond where the dam has fresh work on the top to prevent leaking. The place I set the Sony 600 is about 30 feet from the water and about half way between the trees and the water.

I used the 600 because I can set it close and by using the auto mode for flash it won't be too bright and should get a good picture. The 600 is just a little slower to shutter a picture than the Sony P41, but speed isn't needed for beaver.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Bobcat with an Olympus 380

I still use the 380 Olympus for close pictures around ponds and creeks. They take a picture fast, the flash works fine out to 12 feet and a very dependable trail camera.

This bobcat never saw the camera and was busy hunting along the edge of the pond. It really helps to hide the camera with moss, ferns or any other type of natural vegetation.