Over the last few months, our cameras placed around fisher dens have captured loads and loads of pictures (over 18,000). We often post some of the better photos to the blog, but there are many that don’t make the cut. The main purpose of these cameras is to document kits, but in addition they collect all sorts of other information. We often see various predator and prey species around the dens, males visiting during breeding season, mom bringing back food items, as well as many photos of females simply entering and leaving the den on their daily travels.
We sift through all of these photos, recording what is in each one. Doing this gives us a little insight into life around the den. When all the photos from a specific camera are strung together and played like a movie, they are pretty cool to see. I’ve put together 3 short “motion pictures” from a few of the dens that we collected photos from (the links will take you to a Youtube video):
21392 – Over a month and a half of pictures from the natal den of this two-year-old fisher. She is a native Stirling born fisher, believed to have had one kit this year.
21FB6 – Pictures from a maternal den of one of the year-2 translocated females. This spring was her third time denning on Stirling. This den was one of her maternal dens she first used back in 2011.
23955 – These photos are from a maternal den / rest tree found in mid-July, when the kits were pretty mobile. 23955 is also a native born fisher and this was her first time denning.