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Nesting Again

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Snow and below freezing temperatures kept us from Baum Lake (Shasta County CA) in December and most of January. Finally with the mercury hitting the 40s, Leonard and I ventured out to see what was happening at one of our … Continue reading

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Great Blue Heron Nest

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While exploring beneath a ponderosa pine that housed a colony of  great blue herons (Ardea herodias) at Baum Lake (Lassen County CA) the last several years, I discovered an intact heron nest. Great blue herons breed in colonies high in … Continue reading

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Ardea herodias

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This is an unscientific observation, however, the great blue heron (Ardea herodias) colony at Baum Lake (Lassen County CA) appears to have grown over the last ten years. Originally there were nests in two ponderosa pines and last year I … Continue reading

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Stately Heron

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) chicks are hatching at Baum Lake (Shasta County CA). Although I cannot see into the nests high in the rookery trees, the ground below is littered with fresh, pale blue egg shells. Soon little … Continue reading

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Hunting Hawk

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After following the great blue heron (Ardea herodias) rookeries near Baum Lake (Shasta County CA) over several seasons, I noticed consistent behavioral patterns from year to year. The great blue herons are very noisy and active as they pair up, … Continue reading

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Chestnut Color on Great Blue Heron

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Waterfowl hunting season is finally over and I now feel a little more comfortable wandering about local waterways. At the first opportunity Leonard and I went to Baum Lake (Lassen County CA) to check out the wildlife and were not … Continue reading

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Already Sitting

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One of my delights each spring is watching the great blue herons (Ardea herodias) at Baum Lake (Shasta County CA) build their nests or repair last year’s nests. This year the snow was so deep and temperatures so bitter that … Continue reading

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