Tuesday June 11, 2019 Jenner CA.
Warm day to kayak
I was off to kayak at Jenner this morning once I got it going which was around noon.
The wind was down and the sun was out as I pulled into where the boat ramp is located at Jenner. It was going to be a warm day so I put on less layers and put my boat in the water and paddled across the river to Penny Island and headed on down river going this way. I think I may see an eagle up ahead on the gravel shoreline but I’m too far away to tell yet.
River’s mouth area
In the mouth
Heading up the river
It was pretty warm down by the mouth and I was hoping there might be more of a breeze up the river a bit so I started paddling in that direction. I saw some movement on Penny Island and found this deer feeding along the shoreline. It hopped back into the brush as I paddled on by.
Seagull with a fish
I spotted this seagull with something near the upper end of the island so I paddled over to see what it had. It appeared to be some kind of fish it was eating. It was trying real hard not to look like it was eating fish so as not to attract any other birds which might take it away.
Big fish bones
I continued paddling on up the river along the south edge when I saw some turkey vultures on the bank so I went over to see what they were eating. It looks like what’s left of a big fish of some sort. You can see the bones there.
About that time I heard a chopper across from me on the hillside and it was doing something just hanging there then it finally it took off following the power lines. I think it was inspecting the power lines.
Swamp Rock trailhead
I slowly paddled on in to the boat ramp and left the river about 5 and drove on home.
Yep, I needed a nap so I took one.
New chick report
Then I went outside to check on my new peeps and see if there were any more that hatched out since yesterday.
To my disappointment one of the three chicks born yesterday had died and no more new ones have hatched out yet.
I had had plans to do some stuff but all I seemed to have energy to do was a bit of chair hopping and that was my day.
Nice day yakking on the river.