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Old Wednesday 12th January 2011, 16:45   #51
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It's been out about a week now. Not really had time to check it but may take a lok tomorrow.
Oooh, a weeks worth of pics/video, hope you managed to check it today.
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Old Wednesday 12th January 2011, 16:51   #52
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My first edited and uploaded badger video!
The quality isn't as good as straight out the camera, not sure why, it's gone all blotchy.
Still, here it is..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymW3bL1SPms
It looks excellent to me, I'm very impressed. It's really interesting seeing it sniffing the air and eventually checking out the camera. I'm going to have to put mine on video more often but it's way beyond my computer skills to take stills from it or put it on youtube .
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Old Wednesday 12th January 2011, 16:59   #53
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Haha, yep he's a biggie!
I have the camera set up close to a scratching post tonight, in the hope that I'll get him at full stretch.... big ask but fingers crossed!

Using the rechargeables now and it's working fine. They don't last as long, but I'm just charging them occasionally in sets of 4, and leaving 8 in the camera at all times. Seems ok at the moment. I can't leave the camera for more than a couple of days at a time anyway - too impatient!

Think you should post your badger pic....
After seeing your video my pic is a bit of an anticlimax lol.

I think I'm going to have to get the rechargeables. There was a problem with the spypoint camera last night and only every other photo has come out. Rang up where I got it from and he said it's because of the cold affecting the ordinary batteries. I'll have to bring it up tomorrow and test it in the warm and then call him back. At least it's still under guarantee if it's not the batteries causing the problem.

I got three species last night, the black cat, a fox and a roe deer.
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Old Wednesday 12th January 2011, 18:11   #54
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After seeing your video my pic is a bit of an anticlimax lol.

I think I'm going to have to get the rechargeables. There was a problem with the spypoint camera last night and only every other photo has come out. Rang up where I got it from and he said it's because of the cold affecting the ordinary batteries. I'll have to bring it up tomorrow and test it in the warm and then call him back. At least it's still under guarantee if it's not the batteries causing the problem.

I got three species last night, the black cat, a fox and a roe deer.
I'm pretty sure it was still the cold that was causing problems - it was about 15 degrees colder then than it is now. I just don't like the idea of using so many normal batteries, so if I have to spend a day or two recharging them all then so be it.

Nice badger, my stills never come out like that - always just a blurry tail!
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Oooh, a weeks worth of pics/video, hope you managed to check it today.
Checked the trap and not a single photo. The batteries must have packed up moments after I set it. Set it again today.

Love the Badger BTW.
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I'm pretty sure it was still the cold that was causing problems - it was about 15 degrees colder then than it is now. I just don't like the idea of using so many normal batteries, so if I have to spend a day or two recharging them all then so be it.

Nice badger, my stills never come out like that - always just a blurry tail!
Tested it today in the warm and it worked fine so I'll be ordering the rechargeables.
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Old Thursday 13th January 2011, 17:27   #57
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Checked the trap and not a single photo. The batteries must have packed up moments after I set it. Set it again today.

Love the Badger BTW.
What a pain! So disappointing after it being out for a week. You're due a bit of luck now it's out again.
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Thought I had better join in now I have some hardware.

clearly need to adjust the badger food position and assume that fox was eating it was well. But the rabbits and wild boar seem to have got the idea.

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Old Saturday 15th January 2011, 22:22   #59
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Oh and the boar pics

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Old Saturday 15th January 2011, 22:31   #60
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Nice pics, they look really sharp and clear. Badgers being characteristically uncooperative I see.

What camera are you using and what planet are the boar on?
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This one

http://www.stealthcam.net/HTML/sc_prowler_hd.html

Those boar are quite photogenic!

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Old Friday 21st January 2011, 18:34   #62
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Oh and the boar pics

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Wow! I love those. Nice to have another brand of camera on here too.

I've had nothing but Pheasant, Roe Deer and Fox for the last few days. Oh and a lot of vehicles on the track lol.

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So, I got a Bushnell camera trap for my 40th birthday and now I'm thinking of where to put it. The best places are likely to be fairly remote so I will be leaving it for a while. Any ideas what size of memory card I should get? The camera takes up to 16GB SD cards but there is nothing in the instruction book to say how much video/photos that might store. It would be interesting to know how quickly the memory fills up on other people's cameras.
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Photos will be something like 4mb each if you have a high megapixel camera.

video 640x480 is about 50mb per min, 320x240 about 8mb per min

I don't think you will run out of memory, the batteries will run flat before then although you can get some external high capacity batteries for some cameras.

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Old Wednesday 26th January 2011, 20:35   #65
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I use an 8gb card in mine. A 30 second, 720x480, 8mp video comes out at about 11mb, and 8mp photos are about 4mb.

Set at 8mp the camera is telling me it has enough space for 7359 stills or 3 hours 49 minutes of video, which is ample. As Mark says, it'll run out of juice before space!
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OK thanks. I'll maybe just try it with a 2GB card (I'm sure I have one lying around somewhere) rather than over-optimistically buying a 16GB one at the outset!
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Old Wednesday 26th January 2011, 20:42   #67
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On the other hand you wouldn't want to go back to the camera to find it ran out of space 3 days ago!

A 2gb card might only give you enough space for an hour of video. When you factor in the wind triggering it, a bird flying straight through, a wildcat settling in front of it for a few hours and twitching a paw every so often, the number of times it's triggered will quickly add up. If I was you and for the minimal difference in price, I'd be over-optimistic!
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Oh and the boar pics

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why are these ones green, whereas the shots before normal? Images from a video?
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a wildcat settling in front of it for a few hours and twitching a paw every so often, the number of times it's triggered will quickly add up.
I live in hope!
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why are these ones green, whereas the shots before normal? Images from a video?
There is a problem with the camera, which I am trying to sort with the manufacturer at the moment, which I assume happened before the boar photos were taken, but after the others.


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Hopefully things are now fixed, a couple of photos with better placement of the bait. I have some video from the other camera but don't think I can post it here may have to post a link.

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One of the cameras has died so only one active at present.

Two short videos linked below of wild boar and badger

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5411185107/

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I have made a site showing my camera trapping in Cornwall and devon and had lots of success, red and roe deer, fox, otter, badger, hedgehog and more.
http://cornwallcameratrapping.blogspot.com/
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Sounds good - will have a look when on something bigger than a phone!

My camera is out tonight for the first time in ages. Loads of activity at the badger sett and fresh bedding, the much loved bracken and some ivy. Fingers crossed I will have some backwards wiggling badger videos tomorrow!
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Fingers crossed I will have some backwards wiggling badger videos tomorrow!
Yay.

When the badgers met the camera... part 2!

Youtube messes up the quality of these - videos are much clearer straight out the camera.
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