We had some pretty impressive snow recently, in fact I've never seen anything like it in my lifetime, and I was able to pick up my trail camera yesterday and thought some folks might be interested in the photos.
The snow fell around the evening of 21st March which was the evening of the day I positioned the camera. I'd never tried it in this location before and so didn't know what to expect. After the snow it didn't take a single photo for about a fortnight. During this time daytime temperatures were getting well up above freezing and so a thaw was taking place. So, there is already 2 weeks of daytime thaw by the time the first photo was taken. As you can see it was a photo of a hare. It is possible that the camera was under the snow for some part of that time and that it didn't get uncovered until the thaw was well under way but I think it more likely that the conditions were just so bad that all animals were lying up in shelter as best they could:
After the hare had been around for a while then foxes started appearing. You can see that there is a significant difference in the depth of the snow between this and the hare photo and also that the branches on the trees are starting to spring back:
It wasn't until the snow was totally cleared that I got my first photos of deer, I've no idea where they were for the best part of a month. This photo gives a good idea of the depth of the snow as I'd say these deer would have been covered by the snow in the first photo. It also looks like the smaller deer is in very bad condition indeed.