However, it didn't seem to be making many captures and there were no nighttime shots. Then there were no photos at all. Dead batteries seemed to be the culprit this time.
Then the camera reset to factory settings.
I checked it the next day and the display said the memory card was full. This seemed suspicious. There were over 1,000 photos on it. After checking the card, it had been a windy day and the swaying fall grasses had tripped the camera.
Someday I will have to read the instruction booklet and figure out how to change the settings and fix the date so it isn't 2021.
That's just the nature of things 'round here.