The Interruption

Sunny spring day, perfect for this ruffed grouse to drum his wings, calling for a mate. Regrettably, he calls in a nosy neighbor instead. “Funin and Sunin” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...

Early Spring Territoriali...

Almost 4 feet tall, weighing in at nearly 20 pounds, and a 5 ½ foot wingspan make this male Canadian goose and this mated pair a force to reckon with. His sights are set on the intruding duet of geese off frame. In March the geese will stake claims to beaver ponds and other suitable areas...

Spring Snowstorm Robins

While some American Robins do tend to stay in the Midwest all winter, most migrate south. These robins got caught in an early spring snowstorm and are making the best of it by banding together and feeding on Staghorn Sumac berries from last fall. Music: “Ambiment” by Kevin...

Wild Turkeys Before the S...

The “Storm” in this case is the competition of mating rights. These two tom wild turkeys appear to be friends now, but in a week or two there will be much competition for their lady in waiting. Music: “Light Thought” by Kevin McLeod View this selected clip in our Stock Footage...

Bohemian Waxwings Feeding...

This time of year, late winter, the bohemian waxwings enter our area and start feeding on dried berries that are still hanging from last fall. This is an important source of food for many birds this time of year! View this selected 4K clip in our Stock Footage Section >> View all Bohemian...

A Morning On The Pond

Spring on the pond; Nature is returning to the northern woods. Ice is slow to go, but the ducks and geese are well on their way to carrying on another generation. The Muskrat is glad to be out from under the ice, and the Red Fox is out searching the ponds and streams looking for sustenance...

Canada Goose Spring Nesti...

It starts before ice-out in the north—Canada Geese arrive and plan for their spring nest. The early birds get the best nesting spots, often on a beaver lodge, like this pair. The gander defends his territory impressively, driving off other hopeful pairs of geese. Forming a lifetime bond,...

Early Spring American Bea...

Early spring at the beaver lodge. Anticipating the arrival of spring, this lodge is the first indicator that I watch every year. Soon, a small opening appears in the pond near the lodge, and North America’s largest rodents cautiously emerge. An often dangerous time for them, they are...

Blizzard Whitetails

Winter can be very difficult for whitetail deer. When snow is deep, as it is this winter, food becomes harder and harder to find. Whitetails spend their days split between finding woody browse and staying warm. With deep snow making it difficult to run, predators can also become more of a...

Snowstorm Birds

There’s no doubt that winter is tough on wildlife. Some adapt, some travel or migrate to warmer climes. The ones that choose to stay often face cold temperatures and deep snow. Watching from the warmth of my home, I can’t help but feel pain for my winged friends out in the cold. If I...