Knock-Together Portable Trail Camera Mount

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Project by GnarlyErik posted 08-28-2021 07:13 PM 718 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought some readers might be interested in this simple little knock-together apparatus which does its job surprisingly well, and cost almost nothing. The pictures should be self-explanatory. If not, just ask and I’ll explain in the comments.

I have a motioned-triggered ‘Trail Camera’ to play around with just for giggles. Recently, I got obsessed with trying to capture photographs of a pair of spectacular birds (Swallowtail Kite) which I realized were nesting in a tree next to a nearby small pond, a perfect use for my trail camera. That’s another story for which I’ll post a link to after it’s online.

These birds range widely in their hunting and I wanted to attract them to my property so I would not trespass on my neighbor’s. After using the camera on a camera tripod I decided to build my own portable and adjustable mount which would not mind being left out in the weather. This is my solution, which allows me to move it around to various locations at will. Using an unused boat poppet (hull support prop) I built something which I can grab with one hand and move about wherever I choose. It is adjustable in three orientations and took only an hour or so to build. I already had the needed bolts and wing nuts, so didn’t even need to go to the hardware store.

Here is a link to further information about my (lack of) success and a further link to a Youtube video of my pictures/film of my resident birds:

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#1 posted 08-29-2021 01:20 AM

That’s a great idea even for us deer hunters. Could always add some branches and such to it so it would blend in better too

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#2 posted 08-29-2021 12:09 PM

I like that last picture… how’s the rotational mechanics work on that now? ;-)

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#3 posted 08-29-2021 12:12 PM

Nicely done, I can’t wait to see the Kite photos.

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#4 posted 08-29-2021 05:18 PM

This is really neat and useful. Thanks!

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#5 posted 08-31-2021 11:20 PM

I like it

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