every log's been slept on
Gorgeous. Do you know the Roald Dahl story called "The Swan"?
"Peter, peering from a little farther away into the rushes, saw at once what they were looking at. It was a swan, a magnificent white swan sitting serenely on her nest. The nest itself was a huge pile of reeds and rushes that rose up about two feet above the waterline, and upon the top of all this, the swan was sitting like a great white lady of the lake. Her head was turned toward the boys on the bank, alert and watchful."
That's the one. I read it when I was about 12 and recently returned to it. I am trying to get my daughter to read it.