Video: Hidden cameras capture the diversity Romanian wetland wildlife

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs part of the national Eurasian Beaver, European Otter and European Mink survey project („Elaborarea seturilor de măsuri de management, la nivel național, pentru speciile Castor fiber, Lutra lutra și Mustela lutreola”) camera traps were placed to riverbanks to observe moments from otters life and observe their behaviour on different rivers in the country.

A camera trap is remotely activated camera which enables to make pictures of animals in wild.

Analysing the images besides otter many other species can be found in the videos. We selected a few from the most interesting videos:

Face to face with an otter (Lutra lutra):

Otter cub with an adult one:

Bathing Eurasian Magpies (Pica pica):

Wild Cats (Felis silvestris) can be rarely observed in nature:

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) reflecting in water:

Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) marking its territory:

Brown Rat (Rattus norvegicus) swimming in the front of the camera:

The most common species on the images made with camera traps – Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos):

Great Egret (Egretta alba):

Wood mouse (Apodemus sp.) running in front of the camera:

Eurasian Sparowhawk (Accipiter nisus) on the riverside:

Beech Marten (Martes foina) feeding:

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) observing the camera:

Dogs (Canis familiaris):

Domestic Geese (Anser anser domestica):

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