A year in the life of a log

March 17, 2020 • 11:30 am

Here’s a log in Pennsylvania, filmed by Robert Bush over a year.  In this five-minute film you’ll see nearly two dozen species using the log.  I particularly like the wood ducks and bobcats. Note as well the kingfisher beating its catch against the log. Thanks to reader Richard for the link.

23 thoughts on “A year in the life of a log

  1. Great I think the whole film entrancing. I was particularity interested, besides the Bob cat, in the off scene issue with the turkeys. We have a lot of wild turkeys here but they are a quiet bunch.

  2. Well, watching that was certainly pleasant. Also, I can’t think of anything more soothing than the sound of running water.

  3. I noticed the female mallard had a completely dark bill with almost no mottling (2:38). Or so it appeared.

    1. I too noticed that, and I was looking at her bill to see if it was Honey…I knew that chances were 1 in a zillion, but couldn’t help it.

  4. Loved the bears and the kingfishers. It was cool when the bobcat jumped over where the water was flowing over the log. I think it was in November, must have had some wet weather.

  5. I could watch these kinds of videos all day. I love the last bear when it was walking away from the camera and there was a nice view of its light-coloured paw pads.

    We’re watching a webcam on a forest trail right now.

    1. Yes. I’ve done similar edits and the trouble is, you have to go through hours of film and decide what to keep and what to toss. It is very labor intensive.

  6. Interesting and also surprisingly pleasing- reminded of a nice nature walk… and nicer weather… I’ll have to check again for winter log activity

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