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This blog is predominately about camera trapping in California. We camera trap to save our souls and to teach primary school students about biology and conservation. We will also touch on other camera trapping news and musings, sets from afar, mediocre herpetology, sucky birding, and other natural history discussions.

Friday, June 19, 2015


Last year I put up a nesting box at school.

The past few weeks we have spotted a pair of Western Bluebirds coming out of the box and hanging out on the power line nearby.

Today, we confirmed our hopes!

School ends next week, but I hope to tell more of their story...


  1. Five eggs - that would be a lot of mouths to feed. It will be interesting to see how many of them make it. Here at the Dipper Ranch, the bluebird families hunt together for insects in the grasslands. They like to perch on fence posts and barbwire, but they also like to each sit atop their own thistle plant as they look out over the waving grass. Every afternoon, the entire family comes into the birdbath for a noisy splash with their sweet little calls.

  2. Those are some nice images to visualize, Cindy. Thanks for sharing.