Well, who do we have here?
Actually, it’s one of my neighbours!
Hello there and Happy 2021! Bring on the new year! I have to say that being out in nature and finding neat stuff was one of the things that kept me sane during 2020. But – I can’t be out all the time (especially at night) so I have a remote camera that has provided me with hours of entertainment. I set up my “spy camera” in the field across from my house. It is unbelievable to see all the action that goes on over there when I am not around.
Remote cameras are cheap and easy fun. They cost about $125. They are motion activated, even at night, so I just set it up and leave it. Almost every day I walk my dogs in the field and switch up the data cards – then come home, open up my computer, put the card in, and see all the action from the night before. Sure, the photos are not super good quality, but I love spying on the activity in my neighbourhood.
Most of the time there is a pattern of night photos like so: bunny, bunny, bunny, fox, fox, bunny, bunny, bunny, fox, fox, and then a morning photo of my dogs running past the camera and setting it off.
But some nights: the motherlode!!!
Here is the best day/ night ever: the night of November 18/19 In the order they showed up!
Can you believe all those critters live right across the street? (!)
So not every night is as exciting as that one, for sure. I did decide to name that bunny “Lucky” awhile ago. But recently I got this photo:
So maybe that bunny is not so lucky after all – and there are multiples.
To finish off this post I will include the photo my spy camera got last night:
And then this morning:
Sending an honourable mention out now to some other individuals that my spy camera has captured in that field in the last couple of months:
Our neighbour’s cat
Our neighbours walking their dogs
me – over and over again
All the best as we launch into 2021! Next blog will be about a parliament of Short Eared Owls I found on Amherst Island.
Thanks for visiting! Leslie