Tag Archives: Baum Lake

Diving Osprey

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Recently I was near Crystal Lake (Lassen County CA) where I followed an osprey nest this season. The osprey fledged in July, but I wanted to see if any osprey were still around. The nest was empty however, one osprey … Continue reading

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Another “Last” Picture

I never cease to be awed by how rapidly birds progress from hatchling to adult. The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings born in April already look like adult geese. Only their slightly smaller size distinguishes the juveniles from the adults. They … Continue reading

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Great Blue Heron Revisited

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Sometimes I simply cannot visit all the nests that I try to monitor often enough. The chicks fledge before I really get time to properly observe them. Such is the case with the great blue heron (Ardea herodias) rookery at … Continue reading

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Still Growing

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This is an unusual year, in my opinion, for Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings. Normally it seems as though most of the chicks in our area arrive within a week or so of each other. This year Leonard and I … Continue reading

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Great Blue Heron Babies

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) rookeries at Baum Lake (Shasta County CA) are teeming with activity. In one ponderosa pine alone I can count a minimum of fifteen nests. Females are incubating eggs in some of the nests and some … Continue reading

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Canada Goose Creche

As I mentioned in a previous post, when in close proximity, Canada geese (Branta canadensis) goslings will form large groups. These nursery groups, or creches, provide protection for the chicks (safety in numbers) and teach them how to work as a … Continue reading

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Growing Fast

The Canada goose chicks are growing fast! I went back to the areas where about two weeks ago I photographed some goslings (April 15th and April 16th posts). Those adorable, yellow balls of fuzz are much larger and are showing almost … Continue reading

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