The trail cameras have been up for only two days now.
Hubbs and I took the dogs for an early morning walk into the 100 acre woods
to fetch the SD card from each camera.
With excitement and anticipation, we hiked the half mile through light rain
to the cameras' locations, accompanied by Annie, Oakley, and Sam.
We found that there were 5 photos on camera one and two on camera 2....
I was hoping for much more!
We also found that there is a bit of a learning curve with this type of photography.
From camera 2, we downloaded this picture...
(this picture was snapped when the camera was turned on)
and this picture...
Yay! a deer...but not as much as I had hoped for.
The following photo shows the top of a deer's back.
Obviously, this camera is too close to the deer trail.
Today I will replace the camera card and move the camera to a different location.
Camera one's photo was this:
Apparently Sammy went for a run in the woods at 8 PM last evening.
For those of you wondering how trail cameras work....
Our camera is a Bushnell Trophy Cam.
It has the capability of shooting video or still photos.
You can choose how large a file you want to save each photo...
I chose 8M so that the photos would be very clear.
Each camera takes a dozen AA batteries.
In order to get the longest battery life, I used lithium batteries.
The camera shoots a photo when it detects movement...
full-color photos during the day,
and black and white at night with infra-red technology.
You can set the camera to take one or several photos...
I set them initially to take 1, I will change this to take additional photos,
in case there are several deer passing by.
It's a learning process....and one I will share with you on a weekly basis.
Have a terrific weekend!
We are getting a load of hay delivered today when the rain stops.