Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Anybody Home?

Anybody home?What's that?!?Peek-a-Boo! I see you!

Today I went to collect my two field cameras to see just what was stopping to pose for their pictures. The time stamps have wide gaps - when the batteries warm up they catch anything walking by. The cameras have been out since the 4th with a limited amount of wildlife being captured.

A couple of Alberta Clippers are scheduled to make their sweep through the state, the decision was made to keep one camera inside, and the other would be stationed on the back steps to catch the bird activity. Pictures of the re-cycled Christmas Tree and birds will come at a later time if the chill doesn't prevent the process from happening.

We have had some marauding wildlife in the vicinity as of late. The tracks and vocalizations point to Opossum which make their yearly reservation. It may be possible to catch the little critters in view of the back steps with the trail camera. One was caught in a foggy picture in the field. While I was out hunting I watched one as it briskly bustled from place to place.

Hope everyone is finding something to do to keep warm and well through these cold blustery months. Later!

10 comments:

Windyridge said...

Never thought to put a camera out at home. But then again we need a camera first!

CDGardens said...

I'm sure you would see a lot of funny poses by one creature or another. Here's hoping ! ;)

The Hunter's Wife said...

During hunting season I think Mark has about 3 cameras up. Tons of film he goes thru but some great pictures come from them.

CDGardens said...

the hunter's wife - I bet he really does have some great pictures...I know from the short time my cameras have been out we have seen things you usually don't get to see.

Rural Writer said...

Your blog is fascinating

CDGardens said...

rural writer - Thank you for stopping by.

Marian said...

Those are cute photos...enjoy reading your blog...keep up the great work. :)

SimplyOutdoors said...

I don't even put my cameras out this time of year. They go through batteries so fast in the cold that I can't even afford to have them out:)

I am looking forward to getting them back out when it warms up in a few months.

CDGardens said...

Marian - Thank you for your encouragement. I appreciate it very much.

Simply Outdoors - I brought in the camera from the backsteps today to see what if anything showed up. The last pictures were on the 17th, before the super cold arrived. When it warmed up it still showed 70% power left in the batteries. Pretty good for suffering the elements since the 4th.

Looking forward to seeing what you catch with your cameras later on.

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