I’ve bought quite a few gadgets and electronics over the years but my TrailCam must be in the top 3 for enduring usefulness and enjoyment! I’m posting some of my recent “catches” below, newest at the top, plus a few interesting ones from a few years back. Yes, I know, this is what people use Instagram for now, but I’m old school 🙂
Porcupine double-trouble. In the hardwoods area there is a tall maple tree with a large cavity which typically houses porcupine in the winter and raccoon in warmer seasons. I set up the trailcam near the base to see who is in residence and it turns out… perhaps not surprisingly… there is a pair in there. (First 3 photos were soon after a heavy snow.)
Darling little deer must be new to the world this year, as the camera was only about a metre above the ground. I had it set up on the new trail along the creek in northwest corner of the property.
Cabin visitor. I added this one to my Airbnb photos… it almost looks photo-shopped, but nope! I had set up the TrailCam when guests were not staying to see who would come past and what a perfect shot to show it truly is a peaceful cabin-in-the-woods.
Canine or Feline? This is the same camera location where there was a dead deer and I caught coyotes on the TrailCam at night. But this visitor stopped by during the day. It is obscured by branches but I think it looks cat-like… tail seems too long for a wild cat.
Coyote night feast. I came across a dead deer in the semi-open spruces area and set up the TrailCam to see who would come by to scavenge.
Most beautiful ducks. Wood Ducks sometimes stop in at the pond in spring but they’re quite wary and would fly off before I could take a picture, so I set up the TrailCam to do it for me.