Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Turkeys at the scratch post

The leaf scratches were everywhere and it was apparent Turkeys had been regularly sifting through the oak leaves trying to find a few acorns and insects that had survived the winter. When I checked the camera that's exactly what I found, lots and lots of turkeys. I was hoping for snow shots but the small amount of snow that had survived thus far disappeared in less then a day when the thermometer hit 70 degrees.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Life under the ice

 I thought I could get away with it for a couple weeks, but it's clear from these pictures that in order to achieve the picture clarity I desire, I need to put foam in the case to stop the flash bleed. Two weeks ago I crawled out onto a thin sheet of ice to place a camera next to open water that beavers have been keeping open to collect their winter food. After three days of above 50 degree temperatures I had to move the camera. I was lucky, I didn't fall through the ice collecting the camera, but another day and the camera would have been underwater.  Due to the problems associated with PIR detection of animals in cold water, I didn't get any pictures from that set. I moved the camera to the shore where the above pictures were taken.