What a unique capture on my camera trap last week! A Golden Eagle, a first for me! There is a tall white pine behind the trail camera. The barred owl was most likely perched their prior to its demise. This is one the new spots I located late 2022 in Massachusetts. I named it Scat Swamp because of all the bear and moose scat around it. Golden Eagle predatory on barred owl.
No doubt an expensive cold snap for Massachusetts Camera Trappers with trail camera batteries... I don’t think even lithium batteries would hold up to the record cold snap of this weekend. This morning at dawn it was minus fifteen degrees in central MA. I’ll need to check all my sets next week. Next week’s temps will rebound reaching the mid-forties.
I checked on the “Fisher Scent Post “set I shared last week. No fisher has visited the scent post in two weeks. Hopefully something soon, and hopefully a little snow for tracking. I would like to locate more fisher scent posts to set camera traps