Good Water Nature Trackers

Good Morning Nature Lovers,

Well it has been a very busy couple of weeks! I would like to thank all the folks who have volunteered their help, either in the field, or with sorting and uploading. Kathy McCormack, Keri Dunn, Jim Nelson, Diane Powell, Lori Franz, and April Rohlich.

One of the challenges here is to keep track of proper locations of cameras once they've been moved for various reasons. Either continued observations of common mammals, excess false trigger issues, combined with a new found spot that looks promising. Kathy has taken upon herself to track these locations via maps and a fluid list of coordinates, camera numbers, and their key number. This small list has proven invaluable to me. Thank you Kathy!

April, Lori, and Kathy are now uploading to iNaturalist which is a big help since we collect data on both Friday and Saturday currently. It is possible that a weekday evening will be added soon. The heat is a concern as always though. Our early 7:30 am starts have been very nice.

Our biggest news items are, we got our first SGCN observation of North American River Otter and the 3 adorable Bobcat kittens that were really enjoying hanging out for 3 hours (90+ images) by a camera which was baited with Pure Vanilla extract. Keri brought her camera along which will accept the SD cards and we were viewing observations as we went. You should have heard all the oohs and aahs over those kittens!

It was terrific fun! We still went to a local coffee shop to see on a laptop, as well as divide up the uploading.

Thanks for wading through this long post. Next week will have at least one new camera location were excited about!

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Mike

פורסם על-ידי mikef451 mikef451, אוגוסט 19, 2019 02:01 אחה"צ

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mikef451

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אוגוסט 2019

מקום

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Common Raccoon
Williamson, Co
8/13/19

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mikef451

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אוגוסט 2019

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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North American River Otter
Williamson, Co
8/14/18

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שונר מצוי (Lynx rufus)

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mikef451

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אוגוסט 2019

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Three individual Bobcat kittens spent a little more than two hours at this location. The earliest images just before and after 5 am, our scale object is still visible in the shot. A raccoon skull measuring 4 3/8" or 111 mm long. Log has a cotton disc pad nailed to it soaked with pure Vanilla Ext.
Williamson, Co
8/15/19

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mikef451

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אוגוסט 2019

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Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Common Raccoon
Williamson, Co
8/14/19

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ארמדיל טאטו (Dasypus novemcinctus)

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mikef451

תאריך

אוגוסט 2019

מקום

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Nine-banded Armadillo
Williamson, Co
8/15/19

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סנאי שועלי (Sciurus niger)

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mikef451

תאריך

אוגוסט 2019

מקום

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Fox Squirrel
Seep hole
Williamson, Co
8/11/19

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מה

אופסום וירג'יניה (Didelphis virginiana)

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mikef451

תאריך

אוגוסט 2019

מקום

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Virginia Opossum
Seep hole
Williamson, Co
8/11/19

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Awesome!!

פורסם על-ידי kimberlietx לפני יותר מ 3 שנים (סמן)

The Bobcats are beyond cute, and the River Otter record is tremendous!

פורסם על-ידי gcwarbler לפני יותר מ 3 שנים (סמן)

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