Thursday, 28 February 2013

New traps!


A busy day was in store for all at Para La Tierra. A new set of mammal traps were to be deployed in the transitional forest having spent time the previous day making the bases. The traps are spring loaded so that when the mammal enters the metal box to eat the bait a door closes behind them. The traps when baited have to be checked regularly so that an animal is not in a trap for too long. I went out with Helen and set up 75 traps on various trails.

After lunch Jo, Jeorge and I took a trip into the Cerado to do some birding as the sun went down. Birds are normally more active early morning and evening as the sun is still very hot during the middle of the day. There was not too much activity but I added Chestnut-bellied Seedeater to my trip total which stands at 76 species.

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