Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rained Out

I made it to only one camera Wednesday before the rains hit....and that one camera didn't catch much. No great prize in the cereal box today, Donna.


  1. Maybe this is a stupid question... but is there a reason why they both triggered the camera from the left corner? Just wondering.

  2. The cameras go into a battery-saving 'sleep' mode when they don't detect motion for a few minutes, and there is then about a 30 second delay between the time they are 'awakened' and the time they shoot the first photo.

    In the case of the turkey, I'd guess that it slowly entered the field of view from the left, eating and grazing, and almost made it into full view before the photo snapped. In the case of the opossum, it was walking a bit faster, and entered from the right, so by the time the camera fired, it was nearly out of range.

    There are no dumb questions as far as I'm concerned. One of the main points to my blog is to get people to understand that there a lot of uses for trail cams other than scouting trophy bucks for deer season. I'm continually surprised by how many creatures are in my woods, most of which you never see when just taking a walk. Case in point - see my posting tomorrow - where my cameras caught a bird I've never seen before nor ever heard of before today.

  3. We really appreciate this blog Steve. I'm learning a little about trail cameras and seeing lots of species that I seldom ever see. I contacted my bird watching friend and invited him over to help out with bird ID's but right now he's helping take care of his father-in-law who had a hip replacement about 2 weeks ago. He'll eventually make it over here and I hope his father-in-law has a speedy recovery.