Tag Archives: nesting

Setting Up Housekeeping?

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A bitter north wind and snow have been swirling the last few days, a typical spring in Big Valley CA. However, prior to this streak of bad weather I went out to check on two nearby nests where red-tailed hawks … Continue reading

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Eagle or Heron?

For years there was a bald eagle (Haliasetus leucocephalus) nest on a ponderosa pine near Baum Lake. Any time I had the urge to observe bald eagles I could almost be guaranteed to find one in or about that tree. That … Continue reading

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Canada Goose

Last August I noted the training flights of young Canada geese (Branta canadensis). The chicks which hatched about April were preparing for their first fall migration. Although Canada geese spend most of the year in large flocks, in the early … Continue reading

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Twig Presentation

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Male great blue herons (Ardea herodias) select nesting sites in early February and then perch on their chosen spot in an attempt to interest a female. Several days later the females arrive. The male will then present twigs to females as part … Continue reading

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Great Blue Heron Nesting

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The other day I spent a long time observing the Baum Lake great blue heron (Ardea herodias) rookery. Many birds were flying onto and away from the two large ponderosa pines that form the core of the rookery. I noticed that … Continue reading

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