Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Trailcam updates

I was right. The new trailcamera takes wonderful photos, but it's too slow for the fisher, for example. It's meant for big game tracking. sigh.

I set them up to cover the forest. They are covered in ice and snow, too. The older camera is here, catching the trail. The new one is facing into the forest, on the right.

The fisher appears on the old camera, but ran left to right, past the new camera. There was no sign of the fisher on the new one. There was, however, a human who walked more slowly.

deer from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

What an exciting capture, our big buck roaring through the forest, with a coyote close behind. (This is on the old trailcam.) A coyote cannot take down a healthy deer, which is why this one has survived so long. He's fleet of foot. You can see the coyote just give up.

The turkeys spent a long time sitting around!

The ground is a mess. This is a little spot where the rain is still flowing.

Monday, I took the kittens in for today's surgery. It's high time they were fixed!


Tom said...

...it's neat how you can spy on your visitors!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I guess the thing is to enjoy the quality of what you do get on the new unit, and appreciate the value still held in the older one! Hope the kitties come good quickly after their 'grown-up' surgery. YAM xx

Anvilcloud said...

Neat footage of the deer and coyote. Could a lone wolf take down a deer?

Jenn Jilks said...

Wise words, Yam.

No, not a healthy deer, AC.

Olga said...

i am especially enjoying the winter birds on your sidebar.

Nancy J said...

Surgery for two, life should be quieter after that. love the videos, and still lots of activity out there. No wonder you wrap up well at -10C!!!

Angie said...

Jenn - how interesting that you have figured out the differences between your trail cams. It makes me wonder how many smaller animals I am missing based on the type of trail cam I have. Glad the buck is continuing to outrun the coyotes! Enjoy the rest of your week!

William Kendall said...

There's something quite pleasant in watching turkeys stroll.