|Fig 1: Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) at bait site |
feeding on flies and meat.
The image of the woodcock posted on the 12th June was one of my first results and this jay proved the value of having video.
The close up trail camera was an Acorn 5210A placed one metre from the bait and the second camera was an Acorn 6210MC about four metres away in the opposite direction.
The 5210 was set to take sequences of
|Fig 2: Cropped from original image to show full size. |
No other adjustments were made.
Trail camera Ltl Acorn 5210A set at one metre from subject
which is its lower limit of focus..
|Fig 3: The Jay was feeding on the flies attracted by the meat.|
Large numbers of flies had been attracted to the meat and although it wasn't obvious from the still images; the video below clearly shows the jay catching and feeding on the flies before also taking some of the meat.
I'll be carrying on with this experimentation until the autumn, when I start mammal surveying again.
I hope to shortly get some shots of pine marten and badger using this technique; and have it perfected for wildcat in the winter.
I'll post some more results in a week or so.