Trail camera

In April I set up a trail camera in the wood to see what animals are around when we aren’t there to scare them away. The camera is sited on an animal track (although not always the same one), away from paths that people would use. It is triggered by a motion sensor, and in daylight captures colour images and at night time just monochrome, taken in IR light. The camera can be set to capture a series of still images or a short video. I’ve done both.

I was particularly hoping to capture deer, as they are occasionally seen but expert opinion suggested that the wood is too small to support a resident population. Well, maybe not…

Most of the images are good for identification only because they are taken by a dumb camera – maybe an ear, a bottom, a blur or often nothing – but occasionally something worth seeing. Here are some of the better ones so far:

and here are the best of the video clips rolled into one:

I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did getting them. The camera is still in place with hopefully more to come.

4 thoughts on “Trail camera”

  1. Thank you so much for collecting and sharing the images.
    I thought that the wood was home to some wild life as my dogs regularly sniff the air to check if there is anyone at home. You have done a great
    service to the Friends. Thank you.

  2. Well done! Lovely footage. No doubt about the deer, then. Would love to do something similar at the Campion Hills in Leamington.

  3. Thank you for taking the time to do this, it’s lovely to see what goes on when the wood is quiet.

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