In 2016 the camera trap at the pond inlet wasn’t put in place until early June – much too late to catch many waterfowl. No excuse, just a combination of factors that kept me from getting it out. By the time the camera trap was in place the stream's flow was so low that it didn’t catch much at all.
Last year there were two posts on the yield from this location, the photos can be seen here and here.
Herewith are some of the photos it captured in 2016 –
A few days after the first bear photo was captured, what was probably the same bear returned -
Then these two people were caught by the camera trap a couple of days before I checked the camera –
Whenever people appear among the photos from a camera trap I remove the camera for at least a month – there are just too many dishonest people wandering around. Eventually I put the camera trap back on the tree at the inlet and got a few more photos –
But then the last time I checked the camera the battery powering the control board had died long before it should have – A problem with the board? Bad battery? Short in the wiring? So I took the camera with me and checked it later – the almost new battery apparently was weak right out of the package.
Since the earliest hunting season will begin soon - and between the facts that more people will be roaming about, and that the spot wasn’t too productive this summer, the camera’s not going back until next spring.