I’ll be sharing the best camera trap captures from each month in 2016. These images are from the field research I’m conducting for 3 Rivers Foundation, so I’ll be presenting these captures all the way back to January 2016.
These images are selected to show here are based on the animal behavior captured, as well as the uniqueness of the capture.
March and April 2016 – Best Camera Trap Captures
A red-tailed hawk at the Beaver Pond.
This capture was a total surprise. I have no idea what was going on with this great blue heron and white-tailed deer. From the photo, one could interpret many things like the heron is leading the deer to some unknown adventure.
An Eastern Screech Owl. I’ve captured one of these owls in a mist net and they are small being no more than 10 inches in height.
The date and time stamp has been resetting itself on this Bushnell camera. While it may say 2015, it was actually 2016. This image is very important to the research because while I’ve seen evidence of badger dens on the property, this is confirmation that badgers are on 3RF.
Yes – that’s a white-tailed deer licking the camera. I don’t know the fascination with deer licking the cameras, but I’ve noticed it appears that only new deer are the lickers.
This is the pregnant coyote who gave birth to the four pups later this year.
Bobcats do often lead lonely lives as evidenced by the camera captures.
This roadrunner is showing me his dinner. From the looks of his dinner its either a shrew or small deer mouse.
These images are priceless of bobcats.
Rio-grande turkey in his full glory.
Photographs – © Christena Stephens