Simon Teagle @teagle he / him Mechanical engineer with a keen interest in understanding our surroundings and impact on the environment. Technical Project Manager by trade. Groups Autonomous Camera Traps for Insects Camera Traps A thread for people to upload the most interesting or unusual sightings recorded by their traps. To get the ball rolling here's a coy looking crow.. Expand all Collapse all Oldest first Latest first Most popular Donald Hobern @dhobern | He/Him Amateur naturalist, grew up in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, now living in Canberra. Interests include Lepidoptera (especially Pterophoridae), Malaise and automated moth trapping, DNA barcoding, biodiversity informatics, global species lists. 23 August 2022 11:43pm Brush-tailed possum walking through trap Reply X Reply Tom August @tom_august | he/him Computational ecologist with interests in computer vision, citizen science, open science, drones, acoustics, data viz, software engineering, public engagement 24 August 2022 1:37pm Haha! that's brilliant. @dhobern do you think they eat the moths that come to the trap? Reply X Reply Donald Hobern @dhobern | He/Him Amateur naturalist, grew up in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, now living in Canberra. Interests include Lepidoptera (especially Pterophoridae), Malaise and automated moth trapping, DNA barcoding, biodiversity informatics, global species lists. 26 August 2022 12:07pm No - the trap was in their path and they just walked through it. I've now moved it to a place they can't go. The biggest threat to the moths is from pied currawongs. I schedule the trap so it shuts off at least two before sunrise to try to avoid them feasting on the larger insects. Reply X Reply Kent McFarland @KPMcFarland | he, him, his Conservation Biologist 29 August 2022 6:18pm At first I was finding wings below the screen in the morning when I put our units out. So I put a game camera on the units to see what was feeding and when. I found three bird species, likely 3 individuals, quickly found it to be a good bird feeder- Song Sparrow (most frequent), House Wren, and this Tufted Titmouse. I changed my units to turn off about 1.5 hours before dawn and that worked! Nearly all the moths left the scene before the birds came to visit. Reply X Reply Want to share your own conservation tech experiences and expertise with our growing global community? Login or register to start posting!