camera, ecology, farm, Fleurieu, Fleurieu Coast, fox, kangaroos, photography, seasons, southwestern Fleurieu, trees, wildlife
A little while ago I received a motion camera, triggered by movement and able to shoot in complete darkness with an infra-red flash. I mounted it on a fence post, scattered some food scraps in front and left it for a week. Over the week it’s offered us a fascinating window into the life of the farm.
Unsurprisingly, the hordes of kangaroos feature heavily. They graze through the day and night, occasionally box, and one problem-solver has multiple attempts at reaching the enticing leaves of a mesh-guarded sapling.
When night falls, a fox heads out, walking the same trail a little after 6.00pm, three nights in a row. On the first night, intrigued by the food scraps left, it returns throughout the night and the early hours, eating and marking the area.
As we try the camera in different locations on the farm, we look forward to learning more about the private lives of its residents!
Margaret Macilwain said:
Thank you as it is lovely to see what is happening in the quiet hours
Thanks Margaret! Yes indeed, farms can be busy places after dark!
How cool! Great to see these.
Just released Sanctuary my 12th album! Video on YouTube is beautifully made of the cover painting with one selection of music behind it.
Green Angel Gardens is rebirthing with my daughter at the helm. I’m focused on music finally. Blessings you all
Thanks Larkin, always great to hear from you and to hear that Green Angel is entering a new era! We’ll check out your new album online – we still have a couple of your past works in our collection, perfect for a meditative mood.