The first real month of spring — as evidenced by the visitor in our first picture. The robins are back and hopping around the pasture looking for worms. This fellow was looking to land on the fence post that the camera is mounted on.
well hello there
And they coyotes are showing themselves regularly both at night and during the day.
Walking up the road by the pasture.
Coyote walking up the driveway at night
also in the septic field
The deer are starting to look a bit better — fatter and sleeker. Haven’t seen any that are obviously pregnant yet.
Deer walking along looking for a bite.
In other signs of spring the tractor now has the brush mower attached to it. We’ll be mowing the driveway verges and grass roads regularly for a couple of month snow.
I was messing around with Lightroom and got this.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any of the game camera pictures. Even when we are ignoring them they sit in the woods and on the driveway and quietly go about their business.
Mostly we get shots of deer. A few of which have identifiable traits. There’s Torn Ear.
and one that I call Short Neck.
We see lots of butts.
Night Time Walk
And the Big Bike
Back of the Defender
We’ve seen a coyote a bunch of times. For a couple of days at a time about every month. Both in the woods and on the driveway. Gizmo tracks something/someone up the lower pasture road most mornings. I think the coyotes are around more often than they end up on camera.
Coyote Walks Down the Driveway
And surprise! We spotted a pair.
We also get occasional sightings of Bob the Cat. Only in the septic field never on the driveway. I can’t figure out how he’s getting onto and off of the septic field.
Bob the Cat
Occasionally the cameras get arty.
Game Camera Art
We’ve pulled that cameras in for downloading and battery replacements. They should go back out this weekend. We’re going to move the one from the septic field to down at the other end of the pasture near the manure pile. See who’s using that lower pasture road. More pictures next month. (maybe)