Saturday, March 12, 2016

A "Sticky" Situation with Beavers and Geese

As I reached my shooting location on the lower pond, I noticed that the beavers has stripped a six or seven foot branch.  While this is an everyday occurrence, what was unusual was were they left it.  I was just setting up the camera to take some video of it when I heard the familiar honking of Canadian geese over my left shoulder.  I swung the camera around just in time to catch them swooping in over the trees.  After they settled in, they provided me with a way to show the stripped branch in a way that couldn't be scripted.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Beavers Swimming on the First Warm Day in March

It was my first "stake out" of the season, and I lucked out. By pure chance, I was at the far end of the lower pond when the beavers came out of their lodge. At first there was one, then two, and at one point I had four in the shot, and a fifth did a tail slap about ten feet from where I was standing. I haven't seen any kits or activity in the upper pond yet.

Here's a five minute beaver ballet.