Lee Vallley Tools included an Audubon BirdCam in their latest catalogue, with a motion sensor and a flash; it would run at night, and the price was right. I ordered one (I call it a RaccoonCam, though).
I picked it up the other day, and got it set up last night for a trial run. I am not sure of the settings yet, and it is difficult to aim; there's no viewfinder, and getting it closed down and locked always jiggles it a bit. I just set it on the ground for the first test.
It worked, the first night! Sort of.
|Fat raccoon, eating my parsley. (See that pink tongue?)|
|And drinking the birds' bath water.|
Baby steps, baby steps. I've got it on a tripod now; maybe the next photos will actually get the whole animal.
Once again, a reminder: Rock Flipping Day is next Sunday, a week from today, September 9th. Instructions, history, etc.