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:
|Great Blue Heron|
Due to lack of rain the stream dropped precipitously in June –
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.