Previous pictures by critter cam were all stills. For the recent 3 days, I set the camera to record video. Movement of any kind triggers it to record 10 sec, then wait 30 sec in case something is still there moving around. In all, 53 videos were recorded. Many were of falling leaves or wiggling branches due to the very windy weather conditions lately. Those that remained with animals in the scene were combined with software. Dead time was removed. The video is about 2 minutes long. Cats and possums are again the stars of the show. At the end, I had to chase off some guy who was going to mess with the critter cam. I’m ready for him if he comes back.
I think that’s the first Veery I’ve seen this year.
Or, could it be the Hermit Thrush?
The video isn’t sharp enough to tell for sure.
Fun to see who your neighbors are!
They hang around a lot.
Free range cats are song bird killers.
Yes, they are. I’m happy to say we haven’t seen that happen at our feeders. Sometimes the cats act like they are sneaking up on a bird. But, they need to work on their stalking skills a lot. They are slow and clumsy from indoor life and easy food resources.
Birds, squirrels, and a racoon, too. Is that the messing-around guy at the end?
Yes it was. I know him well.