In addition to my usual methods for viewing wildlife (i.e., camera, binoculars, spotting scope, window feeders), I now have a trail camera! Yay, new toy!
Yesterday afternoon, I strapped the camera to a tree on our long driveway near what I was pretty sure was a deer trail. And three hours later, the camera took this picture:
Yes! Not bad for a first try! (And even half out of the frame, she's a pretty cute deer.) After seeing this picture, I moved the camera a bit lower; I'm sure there will be a lot of finessing to get the right angle and coverage, but really I'm just excited that the camera works. Here's hoping for many more cool views of our local wildlife when no people are around!