One thing I haven't noted much is my nifty Stealth Cam.
Colleen got me this as a birthday gift a few months ago, and it's pretty cool. Designed for scouting out potential hunting sites and trails, it's also handy for watching over your construction site. There are several models, some of which can take infrared pictures in the dark; they're pretty much all motion activated and feature the capability of downloading data to a PC (either directly from a data card or via a transfer cable).
A couple of months ago I set up the Stealth Cam in a handy location near the campsite (below the house) on the theory that animals were more likely to come by there since that's usually where we toss popcorn or stuff for the fox. For the most part, this has been a bust--I've gotten lots of pictures of trees and a couple of blurs that I think were squirrels, but generally there wasn't too much of interest outside of Colleen or I putting out treats for the Little Ones.
Until today, that is. I was initially annoyed that there were only five shots on the Stealth cam when I went to download pictures, but it proved to be worth it. Four of the shots were the standard "mysterious shot of the forest and it's not obvious what set off the camera at all", but the fifth shot was a gorgeous picture of a buck posing on a boulder! You can just see his antlers beginning to come in; he looks like he's fairly young, too.
Great shot below... enjoy!
Steven in Colorado Springs
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|I don't think this would have been much better if he'd actually posed.|