Now for the other 10 species that visited that Mono Basin corner cam set.
First up, 3 squirrels:
Least chipmunk, Tamias minimus, with cheeks-full
Golden-mantled ground squirrel, Spermophilus lateralis
California ground squirrel, Spermophilus beecheyi
Desert woodrat, Neotoma lepida
Deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus (pretty sure)
Great Basin fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis longipes
And a couple of cool birds:
Rock wren, Salpinctes obsoletus
Pinyon jay, Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Which leaves us with the hares and rabbits. Both of which nicely came by during the day for clear color shots sans eye shine.
A juvie black-tailed jack, Lepus californicus, stopped to one-eye the camera
And a mountain cottontail, Sylvilagus nuttallii, also tip-toed through
In the day time light you can really see the stockier and furrier body, ears and feet that differentiates this species from the lanky desert cottontail, Sylvilagus audubonii
That's some serious fuzzy wuzzy bunny cuteness
So, nothing new, but a good set.
A striking scene.
Batteries lasted 8 weeks and 354 shots.
Caught 11 species (including lizards).
Fun stills and behavioral series.
No bears tried to eat it.