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Monday, January 16, 2012

Camera trapping at its finest!

Last week I received my 5 Cuddeback Attack IR cameras that I will be using this spring for my research project at the Muller Field Station in Honeoye, NY. In this past entry: Research Methods in Biology and in this entry: So Very Thankful I outline my plans. After the hard work of detailing and outlining my project, and the anxiety of waiting to hear if it would be approved...I WAS approved and I received funding to buy materials. This past week I participated in a Winter Ecology residential course at the same field station, and my classmates and I put the cameras to the test. Below are the best results!


Red fox

Tori the Yeti

Mink

Clinton "Critter" Krager-kins

White-tailed deer

My FIRST flying squirrel 'trapped' on camera!

Beaver

Red squirrel (another first!!!)

Gray squirrel

Classmates of mine: Adriel and Anthony (aka Boy and Tiger)


I purposefully did not pick out the critter in this picture...if you can pick it out, I'll be amazed! It took alot of conferring and we blew the picture up on a projector to pick it out!

Mouse species...probably deer or white-footed

Eastern cottontail

And to follow up...some videos! We had an AWESOME and productive week!

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And that's all I write today! I know 2 posts in one day! I have a LOT to catch up on though...I hope you enjoy the pictures and video! What's your favorite critter above??? Mine is either the flyer or the mink!



4 comments:

  1. GREAT catch on the flying squirrel!

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    1. Thanks, Joe! The student who checked the SD card first dismissed it as a 'fluke' picture. Swaying weeds or something like that. But I took it and stared at it like a "magic eye" picture until it came to me! Takes some practice, but I'm glad I didn't dismiss it!

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  2. Those of some great captures you have there. I have a flying squirrel on video from a scouting trip this past spring. I keep forgetting to get that video up on my youtube channel. It was only the second one I have ever seen.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. THANK you! Are flying squirrels so neat? They're a favorite little critter of mine :) Please share you video, I'd love to see it!

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