Saturday, August 3, 2019

Using My Browning Trail Camera in Sunapee, NH

This post is for friends to comment on my trail camera experience.  Let me give a disclaimer here.  I am an outdoor writer and the videos and pictures I use in my books and blog posts all are taken by me. The Browning is my first use of a trail camera.  Suggestions and comments are most welcome.

I selected the Browning Trail Camera Model BTC-5HDPX because it received a very positive online review.  My criteria were: 1) Ability to talk to a company specialist if I had camera set-up and operation questions. 2) Fairly easy set-up - I am not a camera expert. 3) Quality pictures and videos I could use with minimum editing in my books and blog. 4) Night pictures and videos. 5) Medium pricing.
Can you spot the camera?

After nearly two months of use, the Browning Trail Camera Model BTC-5HDPX has proven my selection.

The most current video is first.  The third video is my initial use of the trail  camera. I first placed the Browning Trail Camera Model BTC-5HDPX on a wooded trail in Sunapee, NH.  The area is close to where I live.

I am learning more about the camera each time I move the camera to a new location:

  • Weeds and over-hanging leaves - and even rain - can set off the camera - giving us beautiful pictures, but no wildlife. Placement of the camera needs an unobstructed view.
  • Pesky squirrels scrambling up trees and inquisitive deer are all part of wildlife pictures.
----- October 14
My friend Mike accompanied me as I kayaked in an isolated area to check my latest camera placement. Not intentionally on my part, the camera placement filmed me both exiting and entering my kayak. I frequently get ask, "What is the best way to enter and exit a kayak?" I included in the below video the method I frequently use, where I use my paddle as a brace between the shore (in this case a rock) and my kayak.

Upon looking at the captured videos, the surprise was a pack of coyotes crossing a natural bridge of branches, rocks and mud.  See if you can count the number of coyotes.

-----September 17 through September 24
Leaving the camera in a three secluded wilderness sections of Sunapee, NH has provided new surprises. A roaming bobcat was seen prowling twice. A spooked coyote was interesting. My first glimpse of a beaver was nice, although I wanted more detail.  Maybe next time. Hearing and seeing a Pileated woodpecker was an absolute shock! Enjoy.

------August 9 through August 14

Here we have a five day video from a second location.  We indeed saw some exciting wildlife activity. 

-----July 31 thru August 3rd

Below are my first three days with my new wildlife camera. I edited out all videos started by wind from nearby weeds. I also split videos that did not contain significant information as I continue to learn this camera and where to place it.

The doe with her fawn was interesting. The coyote was a surprise.  We have heard them at night, but never saw one. The way a coyote walks and its size make me sure this is a coyote.

Enjoy - and please send me your comments.

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