Saturday, August 26, 2017

Unnamed Creek in Namadgi Remote Camera Setup


Beautiful weather in Namadgi today so I decided to put out a couple of remote wildlife cameras. This is the third setting at the location in the last several weeks. Both of the cameras are set to take a photograph followed by 30 seconds of video before resetting. I plsn on leaving the cameras out for a week picking them up next weekend. I'm very interested in the wild dogs and feral cats of the area. I took some video today on my way...

Friday, August 18, 2017

David's Creek Remote Camera Results 2


The results of a five day setting of two remote cameras in Namadgi National Park near Canberra. I have developed an interest in the feral cat and dog population of an area in the Gibraltar Creek catchment. This setting saw the filming of wombats, a wallaby and, unfortunately another feral cat.

This makes the third cat photographed in the space of three weeks if you count the days the cameras were out in three different locations within kilometres of each other. Noted was the fact that none of these moggies looked underfed and all appeared to be the same common tabby cat colour.

I took some video when I collected the cameras and the results are on the end..

Saturday, August 12, 2017

David's Creek Remote Camera Results


The results of two remote cameras I put out in Namadgi National Park last Tuesday. I am becoming very interested in this particular location. The richness of wildlife in the area is outstanding although I am finding very few smaller marsupials generally with a ring tailed possum being the only representative of its size. My thinking it is probably because of the feral carnivore poulation of wild dogs and feral cats that have popped up on the cameras 4 times..

I took some video today when I collected the cameras to give people an idea of the area I am operating in and have attached the results of the setting on the end..

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Discovery of David's Creek - Remote Camera Setup



Continuing with my growing feral species obsession I took an afternoon stroll and looked for what I thought might be a decent sort of mountain creek that I had noticed on Google Earth. It is a tributary of the Gibraltar and Billy Billy Creek system and apparently was never worthy of an official name which is interesting because it is an interesting system in itself. So I hereby christen it David's Creek.. the sign is on order.

The most important lesson I learned in my time as a hunter was that everything needs to drink. This place is the third different spot I have hung cameras in the past month or so and the third creek in the same Gibraltar catchment. On the two previous settings I was astonished to capture 4 feral carnivores a few kilometres apart and separated by thick forest. This place is somewhere in the middle. I'm not sure how many days I will leave the cameras there but four days seems to give a fairly good indication on what is regularly about and I'll post any results here.

I took some video..




Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Gibraltar / Billy Billy Creek Remote Camera


I am becoming very interested in the feral animal population of our parks and reserves. I set two camera traps on a section of the Billy Billy Creek near its confluence with Gibraltar Creek in the Australian Capital Territory. On recent settings in the area I have captured, apart from the usual suspect macropods, lyrebirds, wombats, a ring tailed possum, and unfortunately two feral cats and, as of today two wild dogs.

As an aside I have been reading recently about the interaction between dingos and cats in the ecosystem and that having dingos in any given area means a reduction in feral cats. So far its 50/50.. Ill persue this further. I took some video..

The mighty Murrumbidgee River is a trickling creek at Tharwa Bridge

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