|Flowers at Tygerberg|
I've also "lost" my first trail camera. I've always wanted to build a homebrew trail camera. A homebrew camera is a commercial digital camera that one connects to a special circuit board, etc. to build a homemade camera trap. The biggest benefit of these homemade cameras is their image quality. There are a couple of great site on the web showing some superb images taken by other camera trappers. Getting back to the point: I ordered a starter kit from the USA a couple of months ago, but I haven't received anything yet. The best I can do is trust that the supplier did send the parcel and that it is still on it's way, but I'm starting to think that it must have gotten stolen along the way... So basically I lost a camera without ever having had it in my own hands.
|More flowers from Tygerberg|
Since I'm laying on the blues heavily, and I do apologise, I'll also briefly mention my disappointment with my Bushnell Trophy Cam 2010 Viewer model. It is in almost all practical aspects inferior to my 2009 non viewer model.
|Again some flowers at Tygerberg (to lighten the mood)|
With that off my chest I feel like mentioning some good things that are happening as well. This month I'll finished 12 months of camera trapping at Tygerberg. I don't know when I'll get around to putting a post together, but I'm looking forward to it.
I also want to start working on a Tygerberg "booklet/website" to make more of my camera trapping information available.
In between all the difficulties I still managed to get some photographs of a few mammals at the reserve.
|Porcupine (Ystervark - Hystrix africaeaustralis) sniffing along|
|Four-Striped Grass Mouse (Streepmuis - Rhabdomys pumilio)|
|A youngster nibbling away|