Wednesday, May 13, 2015

At The Inlet

Two weeks ago I set a camera trap at the inlet of a large pond in hopes of getting photographs of wood ducks. 

Well, it didn’t catch wood ducks – but it got a pretty nice variety of wildlife. A great blue heron visited the inlet –

It (or another great blue) was back at dawn the next morning –
A Canada goose and its goslings also visited the inlet –

And, one evening, a white-tailed deer came for a drink –
and then waded across the inlet –
The pond isn’t in the Big Woods, so it was somewhat surprising when there were pictures of a bobcat during daylight and the next night getting a drink from the inlet –

The next surprise was a porcupine also stopping by for a drink –

And there was the tail end of a passing black bear –

Unfortunately, that was the only image of the bear. Apparently it passed by too rapidly for the camera to wake up and get the whole bear in the picture. 

Yes indeed, checking a camera trap is like opening a surprise Christmas present – you never know what you’ll find.


The Furry Gnome said...

That looks like a great corner for wildlife!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, awesome captures from your camera trap.. The Bobcat is really cool.. And the bear is neat. Great critters. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

WOW! So in your house it is Christmas everyday! Can't be bad to that. These are marvellous captures. Now what will turnup next. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, you got some great shots and great variety!

A Colorful World said...

What an incredible variety of birds and wildlife for your cam at the inlet! Really fun just catching the bear's tail! :-) Love the bobcat!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Woody Meristem, your camera trap pics are awesome. Keep 'em coming!

Pat said...

Those are great captures.

Stephanie said...

You have some great interesting critters.