January 2, 2019

A Wren, a Trail Cam, and More.

I heard a bird singing today and looked out. It was a Carolina wren. 

Here we see it perched near a trail cam that I'm trying out.

The first wildlife that showed up for the trail camera was a woodpecker who wanted to check it out!

I guess he decided it was okay because he calmed down and went over to the suet feeder. I cropped this from a trail cam photo.

If you've never had one, it's easy to use. It takes a picture when it senses motion. Many of the pictures are just of blowing branches so I don't even download those.

I'm not terribly impressed with the picture quality.  Perhaps I can change the settings.

The red-bellied woodpecker was not the only bird who took a look at the camera.

Meanwhile, I still have a trail cam trained on the lake. It caught a great blue heron taking off, looking a bit awkward.

P.S. Cathy has posted a New Year's Resolution to photograph "the fun, the interesting, or weird things digitally." Good idea!


  1. Linda,

    Your bird photographs are so amazing. The blue heron is especially cool! That's really neat that you have a trail cam ready to capture lake shots. Have an incredible 2019, dear friend and God bless! xx

  2. I would love a trail camera but not sure it is as important as some other things on the wish list! My husband wants a camera for the car so that will certainly come first. Take care Diane

  3. ...now that the way to record bird sightings.

  4. A chickadee, I presume, in mid flight looking at it? Terrific capture!

  5. Wrens are so musical and I love the bird in flight! Great pics! Happy new year!

  6. Fabulous series of photographs.
    My good wishes for 2019.

    All the best Jan

  7. Oh, I love your trail cam photos...

  8. How neat to catch these images! I like the one of the bird flying right towards the camera.

  9. I like the shots of the birds taking a look at the camera. Neat!


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