Sunday, June 10, 2012

NAMADGI TRAIL CAMERA


I had set the camera out at Shanahan's Mountain on Wednesday 30th and collected it today so eleven days out. It always amazes me the consistency of red necked wallaby activity there and this is helping me learn the best heights and angles to place the camera. Its been a hit and miss affair so far.

This time around though seems to be getting close even though when I set the camera this time I thought the angle downward was too severe plus there is a play-off in capturing pictures first, then followed by video in the delay in-between each action. This time was set for 2 photos and 20 seconds of video.

Regardless the area is very rich in wallaby life and conspicuously absent of feral activity. Even the animal trails in the area show the obvious absence of pigs and I have not captured one fox or dog on camera.

I'm calling these little videos from Shanahan's the secret life of wallabies...



-

7 comments:

  1. Good one Dave, no variety as you say, but still good to watch.
    Keith.
    http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Keith. Its the area. I did get a few possums zipping through but I need to stop taking stills first before the video to catch things like that properly. All a learning curve mate :)

      Delete
  2. It may be old stuff to you guys, but since we don’t have kangaroos and wallabies over here it’s fascinating for us to watch. Deer can get boring after awhile.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm thinking of staking out a wombat burrow down by the river next Bob. See what the wally wombats get up to :)

      Delete
    2. I had to do a search to see what they are and what they look like Dave. Appears to be the Australian version of our ground hog, although ground hogs aren't marsupials. Similar in looks and habits.

      Delete
    3. Yes similar in looks and habits. Engineering experts when it comes to tunnelling. We have a heritage cemetery here where they undermined the walls and with a lot of rain added dropped the wall. Hopefully they will be active and I'll get some footage. They are mostly nocturnal.

      Delete
  3. I used 700 tvl dome camera for 10 years, it is NOT a gimmic - it works, its proven.
    And as I said IR in Bullets will generally be much more powerful than IR in a dome.

    ReplyDelete

The Blue Range Hut

I spent Friday and Saturday of last week at the Blue Range campground out past Urriara on Brindabella Road. We hired the rustic corrugate...