I caught this little red squirrel on the camera this mooring, looking for some avocados to eat. It couldn’t get up into the tree,…….But.
It just went around, like I thought it would and climbed the wire fence to get up there.
I’ll work on that late today when I get back from working on some trails up in the forest.
I rode on up there and hiked out the trail to the place I wanted to work today.
I usually hide my digging tool, the Pulaski and usually forget where I hid it so have to walk up and down the trail until I find it.
I did some sitting around and enjoying the day as long as I was up in the forest.
I only worked a couple of hours on that as I wanted to go home and do some more work on the squirrel deterrent.
I hopped on the dirt bike and rode on home.
A short nap was in order, of course.
Mixing chicken feed
I needed some more plastic bags so I emptied all the feed bags I had in the chicken feed shed into the chicken feed barrel, the blue one there.
I figured I needed about four bags for now to improve the critter blocks on the avocado tree.
I opened the bags up and cut them down one side to get a piece of plastic.
I especially wanted to add some to the six foot wire fence by the avocado tree. I draped some over the top and put a couple staples in them to hold them in place.
You can see the six foot wire fence in this view. The rats and the squirrels can climb that wire real well, so this should deter them a bit. I figure they’ll just find another route to get up into the tree to eat the avocados.
The rats did a good job eating the new pelleted bait last night. Here’s a couple of rats that showed up tonight, so far.
A Sony AX33 4K, a video camera that takes stills too. What am I doing with that? I take pictures from my Kayak a lot. I found I was missing interesting shots, because my pic was being processed in my camera, before it would let me take another pic. Since I like to take what I call action stills, I bought this camera to take videos, that I could make stills out of, but, as a bonus, this camera also came with buttons to just take stills and that's what I mostly do, unless something is real interesting or too far away for my still zooms. My digilat zoom setting for video goes to two hundred x, and sometimes I need that, but usually, I only use the 10x lens zoom. Because this camera is HD and 4K, the quality has to be real good and it has a lot of stabilizers on it which really helps out a lot for taking pics on the water.
The other thing it has that is a must is a view finder and I had to buy Sony's top of the line cam to get it. This is a must for taking pics on the water, as you must hold the camera as still as posible and putting that eye piece to the eye forms a tripod with your arms that helps a lot. The eye piece is also a must as it works way better than a LED screen to see what you are taking a picture of in the daylight as the LED screens wash out easily in sunlight.
I also have another video camera, a Canon VIXIA G30. I use them both to mostly take stills. The Sony takes higher resolution stills than the G30. That was a bit of a disappointment as I bought the G30 to replace an older camera I dunked in the river, but then had to buy the Sony to get higher still picture resolution that the G30 was lacking.
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