Pictures from the camera traps (November 2013)

Camera trap.

Camera trap.

More data from the Lehigh Experimental Forest camera traps have arrived. Our complete list of “trapped” species since October 2013 now includes:

Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed hawk)
Canis lupus familiaris (Domestic dog)
Felis catus (Domestic cat)
Homo sapiens (Human)
Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed deer)
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)
Sciurus carolinensis (Gray squirrel)
Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern cottontail)
Tamias striatus (Eastern chipmunk)
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)
Vulpes vulpes (Red fox)

The new species during this sampling interval (click images to enlarge)

Tamias striatus (Eastern chipmunk).

Tamias striatus (Eastern chipmunk).

Turdus migratorius (American Robin).

Turdus migratorius (American Robin).

The highlight during this sampling interval. Bubo virginianus (Great horned owl).

The highlight during this sampling interval! That is a big bird!  When I first examined the image, I thought I saw ear tufts which would indicate that this was Bubo virginianus (Great horned owl). However, the mottled white patches on the shoulders and the dark lines in the tail are consistent with a juvenille red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). Although I still see tufts on the head, these may be the result of blur caused by the motion of the bird.

Canis lupus familiaris (Domestic dog). Almost certainly belongs to a hiker, and not a regular, independent visitor to the forest like the Felix catus that returns frequently.

Canis lupus familiaris (Domestic dog) that almost certainly belongs to a hiker. Not a regular, independent visitor to the forest like the Felis catus that returns frequently. At first I didn’t see it in this image.

(Eastern Cottontail)

Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)

Homo sapiens (humans). This appears to be a bald ecologist and his assistant examining the deer exclosures.

Homo sapiens (humans). This appears to be an aging ecologist and his young  assistant examining the deer exclosures. 🙂

A few nice images of previous visitors

A nice shot of a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) on its way to somewhere else.

A nice shot of a red fox (Vulpes vulpes) on its way to somewhere else.

You can count the ticks on this one.

You can count the ticks on this one. Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)

These guys have a party in the Experimental Forest every night. Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed deer)

These guys have a party in the Experimental Forest every night (see video at end). Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed deer).

This individual is in charge of the place at night. Felix cats (domestic cat).

This individual is in charge of the place at night. Likes to hunt from the downed trees. Felis catus (domestic cat).

We had one camera recording video this time. Below is a video of the feast that occurs every night. No surprise that there has been virtually no tree recruitment for decades…

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Posted on November 11, 2013, in Ecology (EES-152), Fieldwork, Teaching and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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