My brother and I paid a visit to our adjoining properties. I toted along my Garmin Etrex Vista C (great little GPS unit) and marked all four of his corners. One of them was a nasty hike into a deep, thick swamp. Got a good workout and all four corners of his section are now marked within 3 feet of accuracy. As a return favor, he assisted me in raking my two woodland food plots. I then killed them off with Round Up, prepping them for planting with some Frigid Forage in the coming week or two.
Anyway, checked my cams and here are some of the latest images. The first is a perfect, crystal clear image of a Beaver out at the beaver landing. The second is a picture of the Otter family surfacing, both taken with a Panasonic FS7.
The drumming logs have been very busy as the males frantically try to attract the females for mating. I now am set up on 5 different drumming logs. I've set the cameras at various angles and the images have been incredible as you can see. Taken with Sony S600s.
In addition to the still images of the drumming Ruffed Grouse, I set a Sony W200 with an external P32 Microphone on Movie Mode with the Yeti board set to 20 sec. clips aimed at a fallen birch atop a high glacial ridge. I captured 53 video clips of the grouse doing his thing. Here is a 1 minute 14 second movie of some of the action.
Finally, I have another Sony W200 accompanied by a Vivitar 2600 slave flash monitoring one of the other drumming logs. I captured a few images of the Ruffy, but also caught this High Resolution image of the bird known for signaling when spring arrives, a Robin.