I see this red tail hawk hunting around the pond pretty regularly. The lightning rod stands on the east side of the pond.
Searching for prey.
A black phoebe also searching for prey.
A ruddy duck hen cruises the pond.
Red tail “stink eye!”
The mill pond, also known as the otter pond, is visited by various birds all year long. This was a snapshot of the visitors one day in November.
This morning’s sunrise over the otter pond at the sawmill.
This morning, sunrise was quite a treat for the eyes. Even in the middle of a large industrial site you can find a moment to enjoy nature.
Looking east over the mill site toward Lassen Peak.
A red tail hawk perches on a log deck while on a morning hunt.
The big log deck forms a wall of wood.
A great blue heron gets in a bit of morning fishing.