The location of this set was a marshy area that was loaded with prints of raccoon, bobcat and deer.
One month later, a camera check. Upon entrance to the reserve, we were greeted by a fine CALIFORNIA THRASHER. We took this as a good omen.
The camera appeared quite abused -- muddy from the winter storms and without the plastic covering for the IR flash. A quick search turned up the missing piece and its own damage.
The excitement was soaring, the files could not download fast enough!
Initial photos were full of raccoons and ghostly B/W blank shots.
146 photos in, it appeared.
Later, our mangy friend stopped by for a noble portrait. Or was it his mugshot?