26 images, about 10 seconds apart. Click the image to skip the wait. By the way, we’re not actively trying to fence the critters out — only to keep the dog in. We’ve seen adult deer easily jumping that 5′ fence, but they hardly ever bother, and the squirrels squeeze through those 2″ x 4″ openings. I think the box turtles burrow underneath, but so far this dog hasn’t learned to do that. The vine climbing the fence is the notorious Japanese honeysuckle, branded by the state as a noxious weed. Its flowers are pretty, and they really do smell like honey later in the spring.
Didn’t catch much with the Wildview camera this month, other than myself going to check the camera from time to time. Had been hoping for a fox I’d seen go this way. But just the one squirrel, barely visible, on the small tree at lower right. That’s Sandy’s barred owl nesting box at upper left, still owl-less after all these years.
Today’s maintenance report is appended as a comment at the bottom of this page: http://www.ridout.net/edwin/?page_id=255.
Have you seen the net we put up to keep the humans out of the tomatoes?
Still no luck with the owl box, nor with the Wildview camera, really. I removed the second squirrel nest and installed fresh bedding of a few wood chips, leaves, etc. And since the camera had this time failed to get a single shot of the squirrel coming and going, I moved it to a tree five feet closer, even though it’s now going to be pointing close to the setting sun.
Here’s the Wildview camera: