Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Smithsonian Catbird Study Reveals A Host of Visitors in My Garden

Earlier this summer, I wrote about a Smithsonian researcher who was in our neighborhood studying domestic cat predation on songbirds. Leah Culp introduced herself to me while I was out walking my dog one day and before long, my garden became a study field. Next to my purple chair, Leah put in a motion-sensitive camera that could photograph both day and night any visitors or intruders to my garden. Last week, the Catbird Study team sent me an email with the above photographs. Two raccoons, a robin and the targeted culprit, a cat, triggered the camera. The good news, my friends?

No Deer! The Putterer