Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mixed Bag

Thankfully I checked my cameras yesterday. It's poured rain all day today. Tried a new set location last week and got a mixed bag of animals. Crows, squirrels(of course squirrels :( ), cardinals, raccoons, and a groundhog.
The oak tree on the left hand side of the pics shows why you shouldn't wrap or attach fence to a tree. This tree is pretty much ruined as far as getting any timber out of it. Sawmills tend to frown on running their blades through metal.
Something went haywire on my power line camera again. The camera said I had over 300 pics but when I got home and put the memory card in the PC I have "no files"????? :(. I'm being to think that site is jinxed. This is the second time I've not gotten a weeks worth of no pics from this camera.







13 comments:

Rick Kratzke said...

How did you know my favorite bird was the Northern Cardinal.

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Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Ohhhh -- love the groundhog! I didn't know they have beaver tails! :)

texwisgirl said...

Hey, I like squirrels as much as the next varmint, but that groundhog is a treat to see! :)

heyBJK said...

I'm with Nancy and T - I like the shot of that whistle pig! You can really see the wire rings in that tree. I've come across a few like that.

kmurray said...

I would have to agree with most of the others here. That ground hog is too cool to see!

Thanks for sharin' it with us Joe!

Farmchick said...

I like the cardinal...I'll leave that whistle pig for everyone else.

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

I'm going for the underdog...I like the masked bandit!

Dawn said...

I'm with Farmchick....that cardinal is a beauty.

The tree looks almost like it's in pain.

Liesl said...

I also like the cardinal,but have never heard of a whistle pig...

KB said...

I've never seen a groundhog before. Cool! I like the cardinal also - we don't have those here.

Could it be a memory card problem with your "no files" issue? When I'm having a problem like "no files", I bring my little point-and-shoot camera to read the memory card at the site. I trigger my trail cam and then I take the memory card out of it and into my point-and-shoot to see if I got anything. It's just a way to avoid bringing the camera home to troubleshoot it.

Joe said...

KB - I tried the point and shoot camera I have before to check the angle of my camera but it wouldn't read the card. I think it's got something to do with the format Moultrie uses. Lucky this camera is in an area easy to get to.

troutbirder said...

Interesting. The "wired" tree caught my attention as I've dulled some chainsaws hitting a few of those unseen over the years.

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

The cardinal is so bright and pretty, I almost missed the squirrel jumping the fence! Nice catch!