Starting yesterday’s surveys in minus 29 centigrade (!) in the morning we found several tracks – what happens then, Louise and Pat show us in this video.
Tomas went out with James and Marcel to collect some camera trap memory cards. Apart from approximately 170 pics of a jay (Garrulus glandarius) getting fat on a deer carcass we photographed a wolf and a common buzzard.
Summing up this week we found tracks of three bears, at least seven wolves, three lynxes, three roe deer carcasses (one was killed by lynx, two by wolves). We’ve spotted golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and 28 more bird species and found tracks of 16 mammal species! We put out all our camera traps and surveyed more than 125 kilometres!
A BIG thank you to slot 1, it was great having you here, I think this was for all of us a ‘cool’ expecience. See you again sometime.
P.S.: The weather forecast for the upcoming days says minus 14 during the day and minus 20 in the night, cloudy with cold wind.
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And a big thank you from me, I really enjoyed myself on the wolf/lynx expedition – a very worthy project, great bunch of people and gorgeous scenery.
Thanks Rudolf. Great to have you on the expedition and we look forward to seeing it all in print.
The blog site is off to a great start. It provides a convenient place to keep up to date with the expeditions.
Thanks Alan. Glad you like it.