Archive for the ‘Wildlife Camera’ Category

Wildlife Camera, Night Six, Part Two

July 20, 2010

So the gallery posted this morning was less than successful.  I can’t add comments when I post gallery-style, and you can’t click on the pics to enlarge.  So here’s the same pictures from this morning, in order, with occasional comments. 

Night is starting to fall.


Cat on station and cat on the ground.


Who's climbing the tree?


It's Rocky Raccoon!


Exactly how many raccoons live in these woods? Cat under the table beats a hasty exit.


Cat on the feeding station AND a cat under the watering station. Look for the eye glow.


Cat on and cat under. These cats are starting to look alike.


Leaving and calling it a night.

Wildlife Camera, Night Six

July 20, 2010

Some serious picture-taking mojo is happening in the hood…

Enjoy.  And say hello to Rocky Raccoon, and Mommy and Daddy (I think!).

Wildlife Camera, Night Five

July 19, 2010

Oh be still my heart.  In a 12 hour period, the camera took about 15 pictures.  I’ll insert them into a slide show for your viewing pleasure.  You can stop/start the slide show by hovering your mouse over the image and clicking on the pause/play button. 

There was a half-moon last night.  Does this mean anything to the cats or other wildlife who are out and about?

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Wildlife Camera, Night Four

July 18, 2010

On the way home from school yesterday, I stopped at the Home Depot and picked up a container of assorted bungee cords.  When I got home, I lowered the wildlife camera yet again in hopes of getting more ground action.

I see from the following two (sorry, only two) photos that the food level in the feeders has dropped considerably from the night before, telling me that many animals are feeding.  But hardly any photos to show for it.  I also see that I need to shift the camera more so that it captures more of the station. 

A definite work in progress…

The cat in the foreground appears to be the same large cat, probably male, with the swirly markings and white feet, that was seen on 7/15 during the the midmorning hours. There's another cat under the A-frame watering station on the right.

 I see that I need to tidy up the woods a bit.  There are still pieces of the original feeding station, made from an old blue desk, that I dismantled in the woods.  I also see the large dog crate, upended, from where I rehabbed little SoCa, who was the last cat to be trapped, spayed, and returned.

I have no clue who this cat is.

  After the dog episode the first night, I triggered the cat trap and put it next to the biggest opening where I think the dog got in.  It has not been disturbed so now I think the two dogs were just passing through. 

Trap not baited. I was just curious to see if the dog would try to wiggle in through the opening again. If he did, he'd disturb the cat trap and probably cause it to slam shut. Maybe scare the little bugger a bit and keep him away until I patch the fence. Maybe not.

And sometimes in the evening, while my little mind is adrift with homework, housework, and animal news, Jopty helps prepare dinner.

While the spaghetti cooks in the hot pot, Jopty runs the wheel which is connected to the RV battery to provide electricity for the hot pot. I wish.

Jopty: "Is it ready yet? Can I stop now?"

Jopty: "Here. I'll give you my carrot. Carrots add flavor and Vitamin C to your diet. And you'll see better! Lord knows you need the visionhelp."

Wildlife Camera, Night Three

July 17, 2010

Yesterday, I moved the wildlife camera to a new location.  Apparently the location needs refinement, because I only got one – count ’em – one – photo last night.  I wonder if it’s Sylvia and she’s just messin’ with me.