Winter Wildlife Sightings


This series of images chronicles an assortment of wildlife that fed on a deer carcass after the recent snowstorm.  The deer had been hit by a car and wound up in a field in a remote section of Dorbrook Recreation Area, south of Route 537 in Colts Neck

The images were captured with an unmanned motion sensor camera over a period of 8 days from late December, 2010 to early January, 2011. Click on each image to make larger.


Blizzard

Blizzard rages through Dorbrook’s open fields.


crow
 
A crow investigates the area, perhaps smelling the deer carcass below the drift.


feral cat

A feral cat bounds by.


deer

Resident deer on their daily foraging rounds.


coyote

The first Coyote appears, drawn by the carcass.


skunk

A Skunk is looking for a meal.


Red-Tailed Hawk

  A Red-tailed Hawk scavenges the remains.


crows

Crows return to feed.


coyote

On a subsequent night, a Coyote returns.

 
coyotes

He is soon joined by another.


coyotes

A third joins in.


coyotes

Within moments there are six Coyote.

coyote and skunk

The Coyote shares its meal with the returning Skunk.


black vultures

Daylight brings the consummate scavengers, Black Vultures.


coyotes

Coyote resume their feeding in the daylight.


red tailed hawk
 
The Red-tailed Hawk returns for scraps.