It's always been difficult for me to spend days indoors; the woods beckon. But these raw, cold days of early winter are making it a bit more tolerable to sit at a computer and edit footage (yuck!). As a result, another hour of the "Beaver Pond Wildlife" series is finished. Part 4, "Mid Summer - Fall" is now available on our Youtube channel.
This continues the chronology of a typical year at New England beaver ponds; Part 1 covered early spring; Part 2, late spring; and Part 3, early-to-mid summer. If you have not watched Parts 1 through 3 yet, I'd suggest watching them in sequence before watching Part 4.
By mid-summer, most, but not all, bird species have finished raising young and have largely moved on. So, beaver ponds tend to be more quiet, and seem less hectic. Yet there's still an enormous amount to see and appreciate, not only of the animal kingdom, but the plant kingdom as well.
|Beaver adds mud to lodge|
pleased to say that there are again at least a few scenes of things
that most people have never witnessed, or perhaps are not even aware of.
I counted myself in that group, because I was quite lucky to happen
upon these surprises, and delighted to discover them. I consider such
events a reward for having the perseverance to spend entire days being
relentlessly entertained at beaver ponds. No beans being spilled here; you'll have to watch the film to find out what they may be. Enjoy!
|Young red-shouldered hawk|