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  1. For several months I had a camera on the rim of the Allegheny Plateau in northcentral Pennsylvania, here are some of the results -- https://forestandfield.blogspot.com/201 ... n-rim.html
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    Along the Trail

    The bobcat's probably a young-of-the-year which would account for its appearance in July, by October its winter coat was coming in so it looks more bulky (just like we do in our winter coats). A fat cat would have difficulty catching prey.
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    Along the Trail

    There are ten or twelve subspecies of bobcats in North America, From the literature it appears that Missouri is on the general boundary between two subspecies which probably grade from one to the other. -- but there's some dispute about whether some of those are actually subspecies.
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    Along the Trail

    The latest batch of photos from a homebrewed camera trap -- https://forestandfield.blogspot.com/2018/12/along-trail.html
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    Bears Being Bears

    She's about average for that area. The habitat in that part of the Big Woods has been severely degraded for many years. Even though there's a fair bit of hunting activity, there are probably 40 deer to the square mile, 3-4 times the population that would allow for healthy habitat. Now much of the vegetation within reach of deer consists of species they will not eat and the oak trees had a poor acorn crop this year.
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    Bears Being Bears

    Deer eat nothing but the best, so they'd almost certainly prefer morels. Same with browse, they prefer oak to beech and wild orchids to jewelweed. They're picky critters. and their taste is similar to our preferences.
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    Bears Being Bears

    If you run a camera trap in bear country beware -- https://forestandfield.blogspot.com/2018/11/bears-being-bears.html
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    My New Micro W55/ssii Cam

    The Fuji J10 takes SD cards, is small and fast -- it has a fairly weak flash and the battery doesn't last long (I've run mine exclusively on externals), and won't perform well in cold weather, but the hack is on YouTube. If you don't plan on leaving the camera out long the battery should last a week or so.
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    Sw Minnesota trail cam pics 05-20-2018

    Really nice photos.
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    From the Hedgerow

    Other than the hack the camera is just as it came from the factory. I'm really pleased with the videos from the camera; the only thing I don't like about it is the fact that the memory's internal so you either need two cameras to exchange in the build or you need to take a laptop into the field to download the videos. My Flips store up to two hours of video other models only have memory enough for one hour's worth.Here's a link to Ralph's hack -- http://camtrapper.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=11531&sid=b09df13f982aad26374f4391b5f80ff9
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    From the Hedgerow

    Here's a video from a Flip camera I put in a build -- https://forestandfield.blogspot.com/. Unfortunately, it lost a lot of quality when it was loaded into YouTube. Thanks to Ralph for figuring out the hack; here's a photo of the build in a Pelcan 1040 --
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    Video cams - what's new

    That camera sure looks like a revised Flip HD video camera. Ralph did the hack on the Flip and posted a video of it. I've got a Flip build out in the field right now and may go get it this afternoon. With the Flip you need two cameras since it records the videos internally, not on a removable card.
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    The Beaver Pond

    A camera trap at a beaver pond yielded some pretty good photos -- https://forestandfield.blogspot.com/
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    The Teenie Weenies

    More of the little folks from the camera trap -- https://forestandfield.blogspot.com
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    Killin time with new builds

    I'm doing a build with that case. It seems really flimsy compared to the Pelicans I've always used, but the seal seems pretty good. One thing I don't like is that it's impossible to put a pipethrough in the center of the case.