Ever since we built our house on this hillside over 40 years ago we’ve had a small brush pile out back where we dispose of branches that fall or are cut from the trees and shrubs around the house – discarded Christmas trees go there too. The pile has never grown much since decay and gravity break the material down at about the same rate it accumulates.
Every winter there are tracks leading to and from the brush pile and bird tracks all about. This spring I finally decided to put out a camera trap to watch the brush pile. The first month’s results, while not spectacular were interesting:
|Carolina Wren - immature|
I plan to keep the camera in place for a year -- although it may have to be raised above the snow in the winter. Stand by for more: