Long, long ago we set-up some cameras for the Codger's Camera Trapping Workshop. I wanted to try my hand at the elusive Mountain Beaver as I struck out on a couple of short sets at last year's workshop.
Above you can see the "Before" on 6/18 and "After" images of the set. The picture on the left is on day 1 (6/18/11) and on the right day 26 on (7/13/11), the last day an image was taken. As you can see there was quite a bit of growth during those 26 days.
Setting up on the entrance/exit of the Aplodontia burrow, I hoped to get, well, Aplodontia. Instead all I got was a Chickaree or The Douglas Squirrel (Tamiasciurus douglasii). But as you can see the Doug squirrel was coming in and out of the Aplodontia burrow.
The Codger has gotten a lot of different species in his magnificent Aplodontia burrow sets. Will a Chickaree be next? I had to throw this post up in a hurry just in case it is to keep from getting scooped by ol' Codge once again.
Also got a few birds, which seemed to be about all I was getting in the early Summer. Feel free to correct my bird IDs if I have them wrong.
|American Robin, Turdus migratorius|
|Wilson's Warbler, Wilsonia pusilla|
|Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronata audubonii|
I got a blurry picture of what might be a yellow warbler for the warbler trifecta, but it is not a good enough image to be sure.
Alas, no Showtls. Strike Two. I will try again next year and hope not to strike out swinging on three pitches.
UPDATE: Changed to subspecific: Audubon's Warbler, Dendroica coronata audubonii