Mar 01-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: March: Mar 01-10
Across the yard    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Donna MacIntosh
Critter tracks    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Donna MacIntosh
Bunny hop    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Donna MacIntosh
The hunter and hunted    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Eric Stewart

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 07:47 am:

It always amazes me how the same type of pictures often show up in my Inbox at the same time, and today's photos are a good example of that. Donna MacIntosh and Eric Stewart both seem to be tracking critters by what imprints they leave in the snow. Donna lays claim to the first three shots and although I'm not positive on who she was tracking in the U.P. morning shadows of her first picture, I'm pretty sure the other two photos are birds and bunnies. Brilliant observation, right? ;->

I have to admit though, that I had help in figuring out the prints in the last photo, belonging to Eric. He filled me in, that the shot is the imprint of a hawk that swooped in on an unsuspecting rodent, which then became the hawk's snack. From the looks of the spread wings and the mussed-up snow, it looks like the rodent might have given him a little resistance. I guess if you know what to look for here in the U.P., you can tell quite a bit by just "reading" the tracks in the snow.

Happy Birthday to the Pasty Cam, which began 12 years ago today. Stay tuned this week as we start the voting on selections for the 2011 Pasty Cam Calendar, all during anniversary month.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 07:57 am:

Looks like the hawk was trying to make a snow angel while it was there.

By Pam & Jim - Calumet (Pjgrill) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 07:58 am:

Please VOTE! The CCHS is closing in on the leader. Have a great week.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 07:58 am:

Happy Birthday Pasty Cam! Just like a fine wine, with age you keep getting better!

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 07:58 am:

Don't forget to vote for the CC Humane Society!

We are REALLY KICKING it!!! Keep voting folks!!! Thanks from the critters!

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 07:59 am:

The top photo was probably a crow hopping through....

By Deb L. (Lakegirl) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 08:33 am:

Could those bird tracks possibly be from a turkey? Happy born on date Pasty cam!!! Have a great day everyone!!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 08:44 am:

Happy Birthday, Pasty Cam....may you have many more years to inform and entertain us!:) Love the 'trax pix'.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 09:01 am:

Happy Birthday, Pasty Cam. Thanks for all of the work you do to bring the great pictures to us.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 09:14 am:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PASTY CAM! How Blessed we all are to have had the pleasure of sharing the results of the beautiful pictures and all the other goodies Pasty Net has "shared" over the past 12 years! Thank You and keep up the great work!

By Janet Boatman (Janetnwohio) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 09:25 am:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PASTY CAM and thank you for letting a lady from Ohio see what is going on in her favorite vacation place every day. I vote every day for the shelter and I saw yesterday you have won $1,000 good job.

By philip odum (Phishinfill) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 10:02 am:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PASTY CAM!!!!!!!!!!and may there be many many more beautiful pics to share thank you!!!!!!!!!

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 10:32 am:

Happy Birthday Pasty Cam and many more to come. Love this site, Love my state!!

By JimH (Jhattica) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 10:35 am:

The bird tracks look like turkey tracks, we get them in our yard also

By Jim Nicholas (Jimn) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 11:09 am:


By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 12:07 pm:

Tracks: Years ago I was out cross-country skiing with a well-known local biologist (name withheld). We saw tracks in the snow and I asked what critter they belonged to. The answer was, " I don't know--but it went that way." Happy birthday, Pasty.

By Sldmi (Sldmi) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 01:52 pm:

Happy Birthday Pasty Cam - Thank You!!

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 02:47 pm:

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY", many hour's of enjoyment, looking foward to many more on "PASTY-CAM.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 03:15 pm:

Good photos.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 03:32 pm:

Happy Birthday and hope to be able to enjoy the pictures for many more years.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 04:53 pm:

My apologies for not saying this sooner (I was at work and got swamped with meetings and such), but Happy Birthday PastyCam!!

I too have been following the posts almost from the beginning but didn't begin posting regularly until we were in Las Vegas and began to realise just how much I missed the UP. Not only do I have as my homepage on both computers at home, but I also have it as my homepage on my work computer as well; now is that dedication or what....... J

By Mike (Upboundeh) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 05:30 pm:

Happy Birthday Pasty Cam! Thanks for the many years of photos and Cam Notes, its been wonderful and looking towards many, many..MANY More!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 06:40 pm:

Happy Birthday Pasty and thanx all to pieces for a look at God's Country every day with stories from and about the folks who inhabit/ed that part of our state and those who wish they could. I'm sure glad I stumbled on you so many years back. THANKS! KIITOS!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 07:44 pm:

Happy Birthday to you, I love this web site. :-)

By J T (Jtinchicago) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 09:23 pm:

Best wishes Pasty Cam for another 12 more years, and another, and another......

On a somber note and to support all of us away from "da UP", it is never too late to find a Pasty Cam protégé or two. Special individuals that want to learn the ropes and keep up the fine service that have been provided these past 12 years.

I, along with everyone else, greatly appreciate all that Pasty Cam has done to tweak our "UP" memories a bit.

Thank you.


By Donna (Donna) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 09:37 pm:

I've not seen a wild turkey here in Baraga. I have heard they are around...but I've never seen one. The only time I have seen one was down in Nahma, coming home from the Inn....that's in Delta County.


By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Monday, March 1, 2010 - 10:54 pm:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to da Pasty cam! Thank you to Charlie, Jon, Mary etc. for all these years of pix from our UP. Kiitos, kiitos!

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 06:00 am:

Thanks for all the birthday wishes. As Mary mentioned, we will introduce a method for voting on the 2011 calendar selections later this week. There have been some great ones over the last year, thanks to all who keep their cameras clicking in the U.P.

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