Spoiler alert, there isn’t any competition or mating in this video. But there are two impressive looking bucks and lots of footage of does running back and forth in the forest.
This red-shouldered hawk frequents the pond area and the open meadows around it. There are usually plenty of rabbits and snakes in the grass, and the pond holds crayfish, snakes, frogs and toads. In spite of the ample opportunities, so far I’ve only managed to capture two clips of this bird. It is very elusive and always spots me well before I spot it. Continue reading Red-Shouldered Hawk
Here’s the latest compilation of critters (mostly deer) captured by the game and trail camera. I choose multiple locations, all within Pike County, Arkansas.
Mid November and the herd is doing very well. The eight deer captured in one clip show a healthy group of doe and young deer. The bucks are roaming the area but rarely seem to pass in front of the camera.
There’s one clip, where it looks like a young deer is chasing a rabbit away, but I later realized that both were spooked and actually running from a potential threat. The older deer faces the unknown and does a foot stomp to see if anything presents any noise again. Continue reading Thanksgiving and the deer herd
A few weeks ago I was catching Kentucky bass, now it looks like white bass are in the area. I’m not sure if they are moving around or if I’m just now hooking them. But schools are thrashing the water and right now they seem to be in control of the area. I landed one that was a little bit over 16 inches. A nice hefty fish that made me utter “steaks” while I was cleaning it, rather than “fillets”. I wish I could have landed that second one. I learned that I should have cast again immediately into that school, rather than waste time putting the first on the stringer.
I spotted one of my resident king snakes during a sunny and warm October day. This is the small one and it looks to be growing fast. I hadn’t seen it for most of the summer and I was beginning to wonder if the large one might have eaten it. I googled and googled but couldn’t find any information as to whether this type of snake will eat it’s own kind. I was relieved to spot it the other day and I snapped a pic of it, then wondered if it might be thirsty.
Continue reading Thirsty Speckled King Snake
Here’s a quick video of some paddling around, a few casts and then I get a hit right at the boat. This is along the bank of a small island, which is also easily fished from shore. But the canoe is just fun to paddle around in and it’s an easy trek back and forth from home. Continue reading Canoe Fishing For Kentucky Bass
This is a really neat area along Bull Creek, just a few miles west of Austin. The limestone cliff is dripping with cool spring water, which seeps from the upper edge. Continue reading Mossy Grotto In Central Texas
There are a few questions that I still have about not only trail and game cams in general, but specifically the one I decided to purchase. The Browning Trail Camera Sub-Micro Strike Force 10MP BTC-5HD. I’ll eventually figure out most of the answers and will post updates. Following below are what must apparently be some Infrequently Answered Questions.
This little bird, a yellow rumped warbler, made these cedar tree berries seem like a pretty big meal. I was a little surprised that it was able to swallow the berries. It did seem to take it’s time, especially compared to the waxwing birds that were also feeding. Continue reading Yellow Rumped Warbler
The Couch’s kingbird is a passerine tyrant flycatcher of the kingbird genus. It is found from southern Texas along the Gulf Coast to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, Belize and northern Guatemala