Trail Cameras Again

Pertinacious Tom

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I guess it was boring last time but I'm still interested.

My 2013 camera died a couple of years ago.

We got some chickens and it renewed my interest in what kinds of critters might be wandering around in the yard. I got the new version of my old one and it's better.

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The old one made panoramic shots but did it by rotating a single camera on a somewhat noisy carriage. This one has three cameras. The old one had a red flash that was very visible to a human. I could not detect the flash on this one. Image quality is better.

It got a daylight shot of me putting mulch on a Persimmon tree.

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Our grey tabby came by about 8:30 last night and again about 5:30 this morning.

There was a coon around 2 am, shown in the lower left.

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What's that light? I don't know. My neighbor Rick lives in that direction but the daylight shot shows how well you can see his house.

The weird part is that the pic above was taken right after this one:

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Da fuck???

I can't explain it. Maybe coons have started carrying headlamps?

 
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Pertinacious Tom

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I still can't figure out those lights but the new camera has been fun.

I have it set on "zero" delay, which means it will shoot pictures as fast as it can as long as something is moving in front of the relevant camera. It doesn't seem to do well at switching to the next camera when something passes in front of all three, but does do it sometimes.

I have gotten pics of me, my neighbors, my cats, coons, possums, mysterious shining eyes, and lots and lots of pics of Super Squirrel, who is quite a character and apparently lives near the camera.

Launch pic.

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At least, I had a squirrel living near the camera.

That may have come to an end around 4 yesterday.

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F_L

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Nice looking pics. I need to upgrade cameras. I have a POS camera I put up last year to see what was stalking the chicken run. Also got pics of foxes, possum, armadillo, and a rat. I worked hard to harden the chicken run and haven't lost a bird yet. Had a close call with a hawk. We let the chickens out when we can and I heard the rooster raising hell. I turned around in time to see Moe (our first rooster, the mean SOB) chasing the hens into the coop. Once the hens were safe he faced off with a hawk that was sitting in a tree about 20'away. Then hawk decided there was an easier meal somewhere else.

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Pertinacious Tom

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Wow I knew roosters were tough but a hawk?

We have lots of hawks. They're the main reason we want to keep the chickens enclosed. Other predators aren't much of a daytime threat due to the dogs.

 

F_L

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A mean rooster like Moe will die trying to protect his flock. I was worried about the hawk but haven't seen it since.

Our birds have a 12' X 18' enclosure. We let them out every evening for some free range time. They really love their free time. I'm sure someday we will lose a bird and that will suck. 

 

Pertinacious Tom

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Got several more hawk pictures, a couple on the ground right near the camera.

Even though it's fuzzy, this one is my favorite. Took a second and some zooming in to figure out what I was seeing.

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That's it for that snake. I wonder what kind it was?

 

Pertinacious Tom

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tom - what do you use to pull pics from the sd card?
I just stick the card into the little slot on my 2011 iMac.

Not sure why but it won't let me delete the pics off the card using my computer so I have to put the card back into the camera and then delete.

It's taking about a hundred pics a day.

 

Pertinacious Tom

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Got another shot of a weird light where there can't possibly be a light. I'm starting to think they're flash artifacts of some kind.

Hawk shots:

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And another action shot. I'm pretty sure that rabbit didn't stay there.

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The Khetanna

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I love using trail cameras. I'm over in England and recently managed to get some pictures of a badger and a group of deer wandering through my garden. Really nice shots, thanks for sharing!

 

Pertinacious Tom

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About 20 minutes before that photo was taken, my gray tabby passed in the same spot going the opposite direction.

I cropped the picture to the same size as the zoomed one above, preserving the same resolution and scale.

To do that, I cut off his tail and cut the cabbage palm trunk out of the pic. It's just to the left but you can sorta see the same trees beyond.

He's about 15 pounds, so pretty good sized for a house cat.

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