Category Archives: Camera Trap

It was my birthday recently so I decided to treat myself to a new purpose built camera trap housing. Now you will have seen that I have built my own camera trap housings before but will plans for trips overseas I wanted something that would be assembled in parts, mostly so it would fit in my suitcases ! Many of you will have seen the rise in Camtraptions and are at the forefront of camera trapping technology that is readily available for anyone that wants to have a go at camera trapping. When the housing arrived it was a solid green colour and I had seen on some online forums how people have painted their housing to become camouflaged in the environment. At first I thought about testing the design on my DIY housing but couldn’t resist getting started on the new housing before it went out for its first

  With the UK still in lockdown I have dusted off my old camera trap rig in preparation for winter. After seeing images by Peter Mather’s incredible camera trap images using split level (above and below water) camera trap rigs I wanted to see what I could capture. Now having worked with foxes in my back garden for quite a number of years I knew that they would be fairly reliable subjects. Now the garden landscape has changed considerable and it was a bit of a task finding a suitable location for the camera. I settled for a walkway at the very farthest part of the garden and set about constructing the rig. Now this is a lot more comfortable in the colder months as you are often plagued by mosquitos in the summer months, often extending the time setting up from 3o minutes to a couple of hours (plus