Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Summer and Fall on the Log Bridge

For those of us who operate camera traps fallen logs are the gift that keeps on giving. The best logs are those that span an obstacle: a rock ledge, steep bank or stream. In this post we see videos of the critters that used a log bridge across a small stream during the summer and fall.

This log bridge was once a fairly large eastern hemlock that, when it fell, created a route for mammals to cross the stream without getting wet feet; birds also use the log bridge as a perch with clear flight lines in an area of dense shrubs. Earlier videos from the log bridge were posted here 

Several species new to videos from this spot appeared, the most impressive being a juvenile great horned owl –

Here they are, the best videos from the summer and fall at the log bridge –

Unfortunately, the videos from November consisted of over 500 clips, taken in less than 48 hours, of three blades of grass blowing in the breeze and nothing else; the grass can be seen in the last few clips in the video. Those 500 clips filled the camera’s memory card and the camera was then removed in anticipation of hunting seasons.

Try, try again in late winter.


The Furry Gnome said...

Love that capture of the owl!

eileeninmd said...

Great captures, I love the Owl images, the deer and the heron. Awesome nature photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Owls are one of my favorite critters to see in the forest. How amazing that this one posed on the log! WOW!

Adam Jones said...

What a fantastic looking owl.