We have a couple of game cameras out and I’ve posted still photos from them before. We set it to take 10 second videos and have been enjoying the short clips it records of critters coming to where Mrs J lays out corn and sunflower seeds. She said that these from the other night would be nice to load to the blog. I tried a direct upload of the clips before but Word Press had “issues”. TaMara held my hand today and walked me through the YouTube upload procedure for the W4Dinner channel. Finally managed to get ‘her done!
I was meaning to put this up yesterday and got busy and forgot. We get a fair variety of critters and varmits. Some deer, the raccoon family, and a coyote makes it into one frame. This is roughly one night at the feeder, from evening to morning when Mrs J replenishes the corn and other seeds and picks up the memory chips. The camera is usually off most of the day.
The deer aren’t tame, but they no longer seem to rouse the dogs with their presence and so they are becoming a bit bolder.
The raccoons are never far away, they do seem to prefer the dark. The dog boys will most definitely rouse themselves for a ‘coon.And now, for a change a pace, some kittens that were on offer-“free to a good home”-at the last farmer’s market. Note the polydactyl tortie.
We got the night camera working again. Interesting haul from last night. Critters…and a UFO!
There are 6 or 7 coons in this frame. I’m counting the eyes on the left as one.
I count 8 in this one, I think there are 4 in the knot centered below the feeder pole.
A lone whitetail.
And a UFO! The string of closely spaced lights high above the feeder. The lights spaced out in a “>”-shaped line are some of those solar powered marker lights along the walk and steps coming down from the patio. Those are all there in the picture with the deer above.
And, last, a daylight shot with Homer, Bea, and Buddy in the frame.
We see deer every night, and often see raccoons and skunks. Isn’t often we see them all together like this. The skunk and the ‘coon are literally rubbing shoulders in the one picture.
Mrs J took the chip out to the camera yesterday afternoon, brought it back in just now. The pictures it captured made me giggle a little. Jack is at the border of the garden in the background when a doe walks up to the feeder area. He watches for a minute or two before he gets up. Pretty sure the deer didn’t see him at first and ran when she did. Only then did Jack rouse himself. Of only technical interest perhaps, but I can see where the camera (on automatic) upped the ISO speed-the picture turns grainy. There are a few after dark infrared pics of raccoons at the feeder. I can see a pair of eyes in about the same spot that Jack occupied earlier. It may be him watching the ‘coons, dunno.
Activity has slowed a lot since the weather has warmed. We get as many ‘coons as deer. A coyote makes an appearance. Here are captures from three nights, interrupted by Mrs J as she tends to the bird feeders. She grabs the chip from the camera while she’s at it. Usually we get it back into the camera before evening, sometimes we forget.