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Friday, 8 June 2012

Raven and Pine Marten at bait site using Acorn 6210MC

This Raven (Corvus corax)  visited one of my bait sites last week and made off with all the meat within forty minutes, leaving nothing but the smell of what might have been for the Pine Marten (Martes martes), who arrived later the same day.

Both of these animals are feeding young nearby. I've heard the Raven calling on occasions and recently found the Pine Marten denned up with young in an old Beech tree.

The bait was waste meat from a local game dealer.

The camera used was a Ltl Acorn 6210MC infra red remote camera set to take one still frame followed by a thirty second video on each trigger.
Delay set to zero seconds.
Image size 5MP (2560 x 1920 pixels)
HD Video size 1280 x 720 pixels.

The camera was placed low down and just over a metre from the subject.
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