February 25th – 5:00am – One kit was seen caring a reed into the bank hole near the secondary dam. JR
February 5th – 6:30am – On a very cold morning with frost on the cars and footbridge, two beaver watchers were out meeting a TV reporter, would was going to do a story on the beavers and the drought. Two kits and two adult beavers were seen and they seem to be sleeping now up by the primary dam. Also seen was the beautiful pair of Hooded Mergansers, who have returned to the creek. HP, JR
January 27th – early morning – Mom beaver was seen coming out of the bank hole with a mouthful of reeds, which she took and placed into the secondary dam. She then returned home.JR
January 19th – 4:45am – A kit was seen swimming around, above the secondary dam, as a big beaver came up from below with a branch. The beaver then went over to the left side and poked it into the dam with kit in tow. At this point the kit started whining and it could have been because he had discovered a treat on the dam. The big beaver then took a twig from the branch it brought up and went home followed by the kit.JR
January 18th – 4:45am – One kit was seen bringing home a snack near the dam.JR
December 31st – 5:00am – An early bird beaver watcher was out this morning and saw one kit that came from below the secondary dam carrying something which he deposited on the dam then went home. Another kit was below the primary dam and was last seen on the bank rooting about.JR
December 29th – 5:00pm – One kit was seen around the secondary dam. The dam is really looking good so know work is going on and also some fresh chews were seen down stream. A green heron was also seen near the dam.HP, JR
December 20th – 5:00pm – During the viewing time, the three kits were seen but all at different times. Two came swimming down from the primary dam site. One of the kits even spent a few minutes working on the secondary dam. They all looked well. HP, JR, LB
December 15th – 4:30pm – All three kits were seen down near the secondary dam, which is looking great. Jr., our kit from last year, was also seen.HP, JR
December 11th – 5:00pm – It looks like there has been a lot of work done on the dam and the water is much deeper. One kit came swimming from upstream and another kit was seen working on the dam. All three kits were seen during the visit to the dam site.HP, JR
December 2nd – early am – All three kits were seen this morning and two of them were busy helping Mom with some dam repairs at the secondary dam. Later on one of the kits followed mom into one of the bank lodges.JR
November 24th – 5:00am – When one beaver watcher was on his way to the dam sites, he found 4 deer outside his house. Down at the secondary dam site, one kit came up from below the secondary and went into the brambles on the left below the dam and was noisily munching! A great blue heron was also seen hunting below the primary dam. JR
November 13th – 4:45pm -With the nights getting darker sooner, it seems like the beavers are coming out sooner. All three kits, Jr. and mom were seen at the secondary dam.HP, JR
November 8th – 5:00pm – 6:00pm -Another high tide. One kit was seen whining to Mom and then they both went over the secondary dam. A green heron was seen also at the dam site.HP, JR
November 3rd – 4:30pm – 5:30pm – Our beaver watchers wanted to see if the beavers had adjusted to Day Light Savings Time. They were able to see the three kits and Jr., while down at the secondary dam. One green heron was seen and also a snowy egret, sitting on the Marina Vista bridge rail.HP, JR
October 6th – 5:15pm – 7:00pm – As the evenings get darker sooner, it is hard to know when the beavers will be out as it seems they change their schedule. We saw one kit come out around 6pm and swim around before taking some willow back to the bank hole. Another kit came out a while later and checked things out before swimming up to the primary dam. Looks like a lot of work has been done on the primary so hopefully they will start working on the secondary. Both dams had some damage due to the heavy rain last week. The most exciting thing of the evening was a sighting of a muskrat. We haven’t seen any muskrats for over a year. Also sighted was a very large rat, that one of the local cats was stalking. The rat was high up on the berry bushes eating berries. HP, JR, JO, LB
Three kits seen July 15th
Two kits seen June 10th.
First kit seen May 5, 2013′
June 9th 2010 – Two new Kits swimming between the old and new lodge at 6:00 am. Hooray! HP
June 4th – Mom was seen cruising around the main dam at 8:00 PM. She swam up stream to get a willow branch, which she took back to the lodge. No other beavers were seen at that time. LK
June 2nd – A yearling was seen this morning around 6:30 AM near the annex and around the old lodge. Haven’t seen the yearlings for quite a while so it seems we at least have one still around. HP
June 1st – Mom was seen near the primary dam at 8:00 PM. Soon after another beaver crossed over the dam with a willow branch heading towards the lodge. Also seen were two Mallards. JO
May 31st, Mom bringing back a willow branch from the primary dam at 8:30 PM and heading towards the lodge. She was last sighted sitting on the left bank eating some of the willow. LB & LK
May 30th, Mom and Dad seen 8:00 pm. CR
April 14th, 2010 8:45 pm Dad and yearling. Barn Owl pair. Mother mallard with 7 new ducklings and Mother mallard with 3 older ducklings. Cormorant. Song sparrow pair.
March 18th, 2010 7:15 Mom coming home carrying branch
February 22, 2010 6:45:Dad carrying tree over second dam.Mom and two yearlings
January 23, 2010 7:00 am:
Juvenile otter near secondary dam
January 11th, 2010 6:45:
2 yearlings and Mom
January 10, 2010:
Green Heron eating tule perch
December 24th, 2009
Mom filmed at secondary dam, eating tulles. Lots of chewing going on at the primary day. Great and Snowy egret.
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Ryan says 2-15-11
my boyfriend and i decided to take a valentine’s day adventure from san francisco despite the rain and got lucky. just as we were getting impatient, we saw a critter pop its head above the water andheadtothe dam! it was around 7:30-8pm, he or she hopped up on top of the dam andwassnackingonsomething. we tried to get a better look with a flashlight (not smart) and scared the beaver away, but after a short walk we checked back and were surprised to see two beavers! can’t wait to come back when the daylight hours are longer!