Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fall at the Fallen Log

Part of a dead tree had fallen with one end several feet off the ground while the other end lay in a slight depression. Early in the fall I placed a camera trap, that takes videos both day and night, aimed down the fallen log toward the elevated end to see what animals used the log.

Hopefully the animals traveling the log would turn around when they got to the elevated end and come back toward the camera – perhaps a bobcat, or a fisher, or ...

As fall ends it was time to check the camera. Here are some of the results, videos of a female pileated woodpecker, ruffed grouse, white-tailed deer and red squirrel along with some of the many videos of white-footed mice that regularly traveled along the log. 

Notice the shredded ear on the first white-tail buck – probably damaged in a fight with another buck.

No bobcat, no fisher. Not yet, but maybe next time.

Fall ends with a heavy snowfall, a fitting beginning to winter.


The Furry Gnome said...

Great videos - a lot of busy little mice!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great video. I loved the cute mouse running on the log. The Pileated Woodpecker is a great sight too. Great captures of the deer and grouse.

Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How amazing to see so many critters in that ONE SPOT! WOW! The mice are so funny with their eyes catching the light. And that Pileated really put on a show. Of course I LOVE seeing the deer! Thanks for sharing with all of us. Happy weekend!

Adam Jones said...

I love to see videos like this, where we would have missed all this action were it not for you putting the camera up.