2021 GUNNING DISTRICT LANDCARE TRAIL CAMERA COMPETITION
Congratulations to the Winners!
All photos were submitted uncropped
and have been cropped to 4:3 format for presentation on this page
August/September is mating season for lyrebirds, and the males were very active in the hills around the Burrinjuck Nature Reserve this year. This entry shows a male working one of its mounds.
Native Animal (non-bird)
This swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor) buck
was captured by a trail camera positioned in a patch of remnant vegetation on private land near Tarlo River National Park. This camera was initially established to detect wild dog movements due to a recent dog attack on the property. This photograph stood out as it displayed a large and healthy male swamp wallaby posing for the camera.
This beautiful fallow deer was captured on my game camera on 28th April 2021.
Mostly capturing images of foxes, kangaroos and the odd pig on my camera, it was amazing to see this guy so close up. He is a buck coming to the end of the fallow deer mating season (the rut) which occurs from approximately mid-March to early May each year. You can see his neck is battered and scarred with skin exposed from rubbing his scent on trees and shrubs. His impressive antlers are chipped and scratched from competing with other males in the area.
Night Time Photo
The image was taken on our property at Bellmount Forest. The trail camera was setup above a burrow, which is located under a large log. The image is of the fox watching over the burrow, waiting for some of its inhabitants to return or leave.
Lyrebirds can copy the sounds around them and we hope they are breeding on our property.