Welcome to the Big Cats In Britain Wildlife Trigger Camera Blog

Welcome to the Big Cats In Britain Wildlife Trigger Camera Blog

The Big Cats in Britain organisation, (BCIB), predominately searches for evidence of native and non native feline species living in the British Countryside. Part of our research includes the use of wildlife trigger cameras, also known as stealth cams or trail cams . These operate using infra-red technology to take pictures of any animal that passes the camera.

Our members have dozens of these cameras in various locations around the British Isles, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

This blog is dedicated to showing the general public, the animals we have captured on camera. These images are small snapshots of the diversity of animal life that can be found in our countryside.

We hope you enjoy them.......................

All images are copyright of the BCIB, if you wish to use any of these images online or in the media, please contact us first to obtain permission.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Ducks and Deer - More Video clips from Argyll

I am currently testing a Moultrie I-40 camera loaned to me by Dick Raynor of the Loch Ness Investigation website. It is currently placed on a small river in the south of Kintyre, Scotland, overlooking a shallow part of the river. (Although thanks to the rain over the last week or so, this spot is now under several feet of water as the second short video shows.)

I've never tried placing a camera on a river before, so I was interested to see if the movement of the river would actually give false trigger readings. Happily this has not been the case.

On checking the camera today, there were two interesting videos. The first is of a young Roe Deer Buck, walking across the river. The other of a duck and her two ducklings floating by on the currently fast running water. According to the owners of the land where the camera is placed this duck actually had four ducklings orginally, as of today they inform me, she still has the two surviving youngsters.

The first video was taken at 8:38am on the 29th June 2010, and the second at 4:13pm on the 4th of July 2010.

Note the change in the height of the river
in the few days between the video clips.

Shaun Stevens
BCIB Argyllshire

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