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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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Heron Cousins

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I have been observing a lone great egret (Ardea alba) at Baum Lake (Shasta County CA) for the last month. This egret wanders between the shores of the lake and a nearby pond at Crystal Lake Fish Hatchery. Occasionally it … Continue reading

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Yet Another Great Blue Heron

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After a week of rain and grey skies it was great to spend a day at Eagle Lake (Lassen County CA). The weather was sunny but cold, so the birds were not particularly active, which is to say I did … 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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