Best Camera Trap Captures – January 2016

This is the last of the best of the camera trap research images from 2016. I’ve shared the best captures from each month in 2016. I did not check the cameras in February due to the lateness of checking them in January because of winter storm Goliath. Images are from the field research I’m conducting for 3 Rivers Foundation.

These images were selected to show based on the animal behavior captured, as well as uniqueness of the capture. Yes – there is one set of January images that left me breathless. When my friend, Sharla saw the look on my face and the images she herself was astonished.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these captures. I’ll share some of the best image captures from 2015. When the field research stops then the hard part of analyzing all this data will begin. Statistics is never fun, but essential to research like this.

January 2016 – Best Camera Trap Captures

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White-tailed deer walking through the main part of the property.

 

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The snow starting to melt at the property. A white-tailed is seen.

 

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Eurasian collared dove with Western Meadowlarks.

 

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Feral hog during the winter storm.

 

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A lone coyote walking in the snow.

 

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By January 4th nearly all the snow had melted. Seen is a white-tailed buck.

 

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Coyote with early dinner of a hispid cotton rat.

 

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White-tailed deer in snow.

 

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Another coyote in the snow.

 

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Bobwhite quail in the snow.

 

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The Beaver Pond blanketed in snow.

 

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White-tailed deer checking out the Beaver Pond. If you notice from this image vs. the former the ice has melted at the pond.

 

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Bobcat in the snow at the Beaver Pond.

 

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Red-winged blackbirds at the Beaver Pond.
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First capture of the mountain lion was of the nose.
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The second capture was of the mountain lion’s right eye.
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The third capture was of its left eye. No full body captures were captured of this lion. I wish there had been.  Mountain lions are solitary except during breeding. Their ranges can vary from 10 to over 300 square miles. The lion did not trigger the other camera further up the trail. It probably wandered through the campus before heading north onto other properties.

 

Photographs – © Christena Stephens

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