Thursday, August 3, 2017

From the Crossing

Last year I found a spot where a wildlife-created trail crossed a stream that had been channelized many years ago and placed a camera trap at the crossing. The best photographs from that camera trap were posted here.

Anticipating wildlife activity at the same spot, a camera trap went back to that spot at the end of February after I flushed wood ducks from a wide place in the stream. The camera was checked periodically after that and it again yielded interesting photos. Here are some of the best:
Wood Ducks
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Black Bear
Canada Goose Goslings
Great Blue Heron

White-tailed Deer
Due to lack of rain the stream dropped precipitously in June –

White-tailed Deer
White-tailed Deer
Wild Turkey
In early July a black bear closely inspected the camera trap (too closely for the camera to focus) and smeared mud on the lens glass –

Black bears are well known for their curiosity and for damaging or destroying camera traps. The mud kept the camera from getting any more usable photographs - it will be interesting to see the next batch of photographs.


The Furry Gnome said...

Some nice photos there!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful collection of critters and images. I love all the birds, the wood ducks are beautiful. The black bear is a favorite too. That closeup is funny. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos!
Love the right at the lens photo of the bear.

A Colorful World said...

What fun! I want to get one for my back yard. You captured so many different critters. Love it!