New Guy in Town — October 2018

 

We have a fine look­ing buck on the prop­er­ty. The usu­al sus­pects — coy­ote, bear, and bob­cat. And a first for us — a rac­coon caught on the cam­era.

Lions, and tigers, and bears.

Actu­al­ly moun­tain lions and lit­tle tigers and of course the bears.

Well the big preda­tors are back. There’s about a 20 minute gap between the time the cougar showed up on the still cam­era by the manure pile and the time (he/she?) shows up on the video cam­era in the for­est on the oth­er side of the prop­er­ty. Walked right past the pas­tured ani­mals. The small­er cat is the bob­cat with lit­tle rab­bit snack. And of course our big lum­ber­ing bear.

Things in the woods, August 2018

There are the usu­al things in the woods. The coy­ote has been seen on both cam­eras (video and still) and the bear is still around. Also the first pic­tures of Bucky. He’s got a nice thing going on with his antlers this year. And what will prob­a­bly be the last mow­ing of the year for the for­est road.

Things in the Woods June 2018

We’ve switched one of our cam­eras to record video. We’re exper­i­ment­ing with the length of record­ing. Try­ing to fig­ure out what’s the best com­pro­mise between cap­tur­ing the action and sav­ing on the bat­tery life. It’s look­ing like 15 sec­onds might be the sweet spot.

Here’s a com­pi­la­tion of inter­est­ing things that we saw in June. We’re get­ting some inter­est­ing things. Start­ing with a bit of video one of the bears climb­ing the tri­al up the hill. Then a look  at one of our fat and sassy coy­otes. Bucky makes a late night vis­it. Mid­day we see the rather adorable dog that lives down the hill. And final­ly, the catch of the month: the local owl enjoy­ing a bit of break­fast.

Here’s a bet­ter look at the bear. This is the small one. I think the one in the video above is the big one.

hello boo-boo
Lit­tle Bear.

Bonus Video of Bob the Cat.

Something new on the cameras

We got a new sight­ing on the cam­eras. The owl. He’s a big guy and we hear him almost every night. He’s also tak­en a chick­en or two. (harumph)

what is he landing on holding? there's no stump there
this is our owl land­ing

and away he goes
tak­ing off again

The usu­al crowd was also around. Coy­ote, bob­cat, deer, and a bun­ny. No sign of the bears in the mid­dle of the win­ter.

my profile, I show it to you
look­ing pret­ty good for Jan­u­ary

or why all the predator come by
lit­tle rab­bit, bet­ter look out

kitty!
the bob­cat is also here

who are you looking at?
and a nice shot of the coy­ote — a big boy for sure

Return of the Deer…

… and pret­ty much no one else.
We’ve had only a lit­tle bit of snow so far this win­ter. The deer don’t seem to mind. Giz­mo was ecsta­t­ic.

do deer like snow as much as dogs?

The buck is back and look­ing bet­ter than ever.

bucky and one of his girls

bucky on the dri­ve­way

Lots of oth­er pic­tures of deer brows­ing and what not. Most­ly in the ear­ly evening.

But there aren’t any pic­tures of coy­otes or bears. No bears! Which means that I can put my bird feed­ers out! That’ll cheer up the yard a lot.

And once again the dri­ve­way cam­era gets a bit artis­tic with the zoomy pic­ture of Jim on one of the client project bikes. Did I just notice that he’s not wear­ing a hel­met? He’s in trou­ble now.

Jim takes a spin on the RD350 project bike.

What’s in the Woods — October

Not much to see this month we had a cou­ple of cam­eras run out of bat­tery unex­pect­ed­ly. So there’s just these cou­ple of images.

yummy ferns
feed­ing up for win­ter

ready for winter
look­ing fat and sassy

No idea if the bears are still around. I’d like to put my bird feed­ers out soon. But may wait until the mid­dle of the month and check that cam­eras one more time.