Thursday, January 01, 2009

GameCam Pictures

My husband set up the GameCam several days ago and left it there up on top of the hill behind our house to see what, if anything, was going on up there. (My broken elbow is still healing, and is in a splint half the time, so I can't put the camera up "one-handed.") When I'm up there, it's all woods; I can't even see the house, not even in the winter time. Between 12/28/08 and this morning, 01/01/09, it took 51 pictures. It was set to take three pictures three seconds apart everytime it was triggered by some motion. Most of the pictures captured the wind blowing the branches. However, on the mornings of 12/28 a doe and on 12/29 a young buck triggered the camera. As far as I can tell, the camera is "silent," but these deer behave as if they know "something" is watching, or perhaps there's a small "click" as the camera takes a picture that gets the deer's attention. At any rate, it's really a wonder to be able to "see" what's going on when we're not up there. The date and time, and even the phase of the moon and the temperature, are conveniently "printed" at the bottom of each photograph. Click on the photos to see them full size.

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