Thursday, July 14, 2016

Camera Check



Checked one of my camera traps in the Big Woods - at the location that has been very productive over the years. This camera trap is in an area that was once a cleared field but has reverted to a brushy forest.


The first photos on the camera were of a large male black bear –



He appeared in mid-afternoon and spent time in front of the camera exploring a scent – perhaps that of the beaver castoreum that, quite some time ago, I’d placed on a piece of fallen limb. The camera took a photo every three to four seconds while he was there. He walked off camera and then returned. Some time later a bear again appeared but didn’t linger. Here’s a video comprised of the still photos –


Black bears are frequent visitors to this site –



And eastern coyotes show up at roughly two-week intervals –



But the most abundant photos on the camera trap are those of the white-tailed deer that find the brushy forest to be almost ideal habitat –

 
 
This location has yielded an abundance of  interesting photos over the years so I’ll keep a camera trap there.

6 comments:

June Caedmon said...

Wonderful captures, Woody! All the animals look very healthy!

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! What great photos and so fascinating!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Zizi Santos said...

Adorei as imagens!
Bichos lindos na natureza!
Parabéns!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful photos
i love seeing and watching bears, from a distance
i have had many in my yard this season
glimpses here and there of them

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Your photos are gorgeous. I especially loved the video footage of the black bear, he's gorgeous. Enjoy your Sunday :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, awesome captures of the critters. The bear is cool and the deer are so pretty. Great post. Sorry, I am late visiting and commenting. I am still catching up after being away. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and week ahead!