Tag Archives: Crystal 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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Osprey Courtship

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I was observing the osprey nest at Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA) several days ago while sleet pelted me. I was wet, cold and beginning to doubt my sanity when a few sunbeams peeked out, the weather cleared just a bit and … Continue reading

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Osprey Eating Fish

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I went back to check what was happening at the osprey nest I am watching near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA). The osprey pair continue to repair the nest. The last time I observed their remodeling efforts all of the twigs the osprey … Continue reading

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Heron in Flight

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Recently I saw a great blue heron (Ardea herodias) sitting on a snag near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA). I climbed uphill through the undergrowth in an attempt to get close – and did get quite near before the heron … Continue reading

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Osprey Nest

Several weeks ago I found this nest atop a snag about a third of a mile from Baum Lake (Shasta County CA). There was no sign of any activity around the nest, yet its good condition suggested to me that … Continue reading

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Turkey Vulture Return

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Another bird has returned from its wintering grounds – the turkey vulture (Cathartes aura). Although the turkey vulture looks black from a distance, it is actually dark brown with a featherless red head and a pale bill. The undersides of … Continue reading

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