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Backyard Birdcam Fest

My wife put a new suet cake in the feeder in our back yard. So far the grackles love it and it is getting attention from the brown thrashers, sparrows, blue jays. The squirrels are also eyeing it.

The grackles are not mobbing it, yet. The sparrows are being fairly aggressive and the thrashers are just watching.

I’m loving watching all the interplay between the various species.

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Shadowy Critters

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I put my trailcam out last night for the first time in a long time. I checked it this morning and we had a mystery cat snooping around at 1:30 in the morning.

I haven’t been able to go hiking in the woods for a while because of all the rain we’ve had so I have been walking around Lafortune Park here in Tulsa a lot. I followed this squirrel down the trail for a 25 yards or so and he finally climbed up this pole and was looking at me chattering and flagging his tail. It was like he was saying “What!!”

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New Trail Cam!

I have a new gadget to play with! A trail cam (GardePro A3) that I got this week and started “messing with.” Trying to figure out how it works.

So I have a couple tripods that I have been using, a short one, and a tall one to mount the thing on. All I have is a typical suburban lot, no trails nor woods. Just my back yard.

So what I have been capturing are squirrels, cardinals, blue jays, and lots of sparrows at our backyard feeders.

I’m really loving the cardinals.

Lots of seed spills on the ground so I have spent some time capturing that.

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So far it has been lots of fun. I have it on motion sensing and it takes one still photo and ten seconds of video.

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So I end up with lots and lots of images and video and I’m finding that it takes some time to wade through it to get unique captures.

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This juvenile Coopers Hawk showed up and checked things out. I captured its image with a conventional camera through my living room window.. I’m sure they like the feeders also. We see bird and squirrel parts every once in a while. I think there is a nest close by. I have seen other hawks in our yard the last month or so.

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The first evening I had the trail cam I set it on the back patio to see if any big critters showed up, and just me!!

So, you veteran trail camera people, do you have any good tips for me?

I’m linking with Eileen’s Saturday’s Critters. Come join the fun.