|Camera trap location 1|
I've already seen a large cat hunting a hare which, although I couldn't verify this at the time, may well have been a hybrid if not a pure wildcat. I've also found other signs which suggest at least one large cat in this area and I'm eager to prove it one way or the other.
|Sitka Spruce cone predation by Red Squirrel|
So far they're proving to be a good choice, not least because they're about half the price of any other comparable camera; and on my budget that's an important consideration. I'll post more about their performance at a later date.
(I made a mistake with the menu settings on one camera so the moon, date and time info' is incorrect)
The images on the left and below show a selection of the results over a ten day period in December.
The image of the Buzzard (left) is an enlargement from the centre of the frame.
The image of the Red Squirrel (bottom) is from the camera with the correct moon phase, date and time settings and it's worth noting that with shots like this, where the animal is moving quickly across the frame and close to the camera, I wouldn't normally expect to get a record; because the animal would be gone before the camera triggered.
I would hope that this is an indication of the effectiveness of the side prep sensors which, at this time, are unique to these cameras.
Both cameras were set to shoot firstly a still image and then video; and by the time the video started the squirrel was nowhere to be seen.
I'll post a video composite tomorrow as an example.