BIG Owl on my Trail

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My GHO decided to perch right in front of my LowerGarden camera. The area between the two fences (just under the "Wed" daystamp) is the trail that's visible from my TrailDown camera, which is just off to the right. The owl doesn't do anything particularly interesting (except for pooping at 02:25:02 on the clock), but this is the first time I've seen him/her this close:

 

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My GHO decided to perch right in front of my LowerGarden camera. The area between the two fences (just under the "Wed" daystamp) is the trail that's visible from my TrailDown camera, which is just off to the right. The owl doesn't do anything particularly interesting (except for pooping at 02:25:02 on the clock), but this is the first time I've seen him/her this close:

Very cool! I heard some commotion by my bird bath late one night and happened to see a screech owl “bathing.”


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And now here are 4 coyotes (the last one runs across at the top, right at the end):


Something seemed a bit different while I was assembling/editing, and it didn't hit me until I uploaded it to YouTube and watched it in series with my other coyote vids--these are juveniles.

They interact with each other much differently than my other coyotes, e.g. more interactive and playful, and they're significantly smaller:

 

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My GHO decided to perch right in front of my LowerGarden camera. The area between the two fences (just under the "Wed" daystamp) is the trail that's visible from my TrailDown camera, which is just off to the right. The owl doesn't do anything particularly interesting (except for pooping at 02:25:02 on the clock), but this is the first time I've seen him/her this close:

That should be on the 5:00 news!
 

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Probably of little interest to anyone but me, but here's the first time I've seen one animal show up on all 4 cameras in my lower yard:


And I got play around with transform keyframes in DaVinci Resolve!
 

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Cool! Great crested Flycatcher

I replied to this, but I don't see it here. Your bird is a great crested flycatcher. They nest in my yard in screech owl box. You have some great wildlife. Lucky you!
That's funny... When first posted I tried using the Merlin bird ID app to identify it by just doing a quick screen shot. Came up with several different flycatchers! Wasn't confident enough in that to post it.

Really is a pretty impressive little app if you like birds and haven't seen it.
 

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That's funny... When first posted I tried using the Merlin bird ID app to identify it by just doing a quick screen shot. Came up with several different flycatchers! Wasn't confident enough in that to post it.

Really is a pretty impressive little app if you like birds and haven't seen it.
I've used Merlin's sound ID to identify birds; I never thought to use it for photo ID.

I've also been able to fool Merlin with my own GHO impersonation.
 

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I've used Merlin's sound ID to identify birds; I never thought to use it for photo ID.

I've also been able to fool Merlin with my own GHO impersonation.
Yeah, by sound is how I've usually used it. Only tried the photo a few times.
 

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Cool! Great crested Flycatcher

I replied to this, but I don't see it here. Your bird is a great crested flycatcher. They nest in my yard in screech owl box. You have some great wildlife. Lucky you!
Several people on Nextdoor.com have also suggested that this is a flycatcher of some variety, but this guy definitely has no crest:

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If you watch the YouTube video, you can use your period and comma keys to step through the video, one frame at a time. This was the best profile frame I could fine.
 

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Here's the family again, with 2 of the pups:


and here they are once more, and this time one of the parents has prey in the first part of the clip:


I'm guessing it's a ground squirrel, as I have a pretty big colony about 200 yards up the trail from here. This may motivate me to re-wire the trail cameras so I can put that 10W illuminator out there with the diffuser material.
 

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Get Off My Lawn!!! (Darn Pups!)

3 coyote pups tearing around my garden, stomping all over my corn seedlings:


No adult supervision in sight, so the den must be very close.

I'm going to mount that 10W illuminator next to this camera so I get a better view of the shenanigans.
 

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I'm going to mount that 10W illuminator next to this camera so I get a better view of the shenanigans.
Mounted, and powered off of the diode-bypassed DC port on my Amcrest IP5M-B1186EW-28MM:


It's been running for 2 hours now, so there's no issue with powering the camera and the 10W illuminator off of a POE port on my switch. My issue with the other location was that I was attempting to run a POE extender, 3 cameras, and 3 external illuminators off a single POE+ port.
 

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She wants to own it, but it's actually pretty crowded! Thus far I've captured:
That's the carnivores. They're competing for a gazillion squirrels, gophers, peafowl, and lesser birds. Surprise!
Amazing area critters, truly a blessing.
 
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