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Three Foxes (A Camera Trap Post)

So here is a post based on what the blog is named after, a camera trap in Cornwall. I had a lot of chicken pieces left over from dinner and...

Friday, 29 October 2010

2 more species

The recent activity showed two new species from a new location. They are the roe deer and wood pigeon. We got the usual grey squirrel aswell.

Roe deer near camera

 Bum shot of a roe
Two roe and some plant

A wood pigeon

another row

The squirrel


bum shot of a squirrel 

an angry roe


The locks for the camera are being painted to blend in more so the trap is not currently on location. It will be soon though

Sunday, 24 October 2010

A Good Haul

As I said the camera was in a new place. We have had some bad weather here, lightning heavy rain hail and ice. Was worried about the camera so collected it today with some great results. We hid the camera a lot better this time as show below although this didn't fool one animal. We also got a new species and some daytime colour images.

 The hidden camera.
A new animal on the traps this time, a grey squirrel. 

The squirrel again in colour.

We got another fox who showed some interest in the camera.

He came close to it.

We also got a daytime shot of the fox showing his beautiful orange red coat.

A nice shot of the fox looking back.

This bottle gave the fox something to investigate.

The squirrel running across shot.

The bottle providing more interest

Under the bottle was a wasp nest and i think this fox found that out.
The wasps nest

We also got these deer passing .

As we were leaving we had a quick look for the deer at dusk. We saw a herd of 5 and followed them. We lost them but we did hear lots of deer calling. Maybe a rut?


Thursday, 21 October 2010

Mr Fox

Got some nice photos on the camera tarp but first heres what we seen on the way to collect the camera. We saw these 3 red deer in a field by the road. They didn't run to start with so I was able to get these images before they eventually did run.
The herd of 3.

The fawn eating.

The adult eating.

Starting to flee.

Off into the forest.

The camera trap did not capture any deer even though the trail was covered in prints. Instead it caught something a bit different. A red fox.
The first image taken just at dawn.

The fox reappeared the next nigh for a much clearer image.

The camera is now being place in a new location to se what else is around. Updates soon.



Sunday, 17 October 2010

No Deer.

No luck with the trap since the last outing. I've altered the position and left it with new batteries until Thursday. lets hope theres something then. Instead i took some pictures in the early morning light. No signs of deer in the forest today but it was very cold. Lots of frost and the car was froze over. 
The outside of the forest.


Sunrise over the woods


Some fungi in the forest


A grey squirrel


Sunrise over the fields


The current setup. Triple locked for security.


Spider web in the forest.

We did see a few grey squirrel and a red fox but missed the photo of the fox. See where it was though and will move the camera to that location next week to try for a fox shot.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

First Try Is a Success.

My first image captured in a woods near Holsworthy. It appears to be a female red deer.
This image was captured shortly after (minutes) and appears to be a male red deer although I cant see any antlers the neck appears thicker than the last deer.

While collecting the camera a herd of 5 fallow deer ran infont of us. It had a male and a smallish youngster.

The camera is currently scanning a known deer trail so stay tuned.