Friday May 4, 2018 Jenner CA.
I meet Ray for a paddle
Today I was to meet Ray down at Jenner for a yak around 11. Ray was already in the water with his boat as I pulled into the boat ramp and unloaded.
I joined Ray and we headed on up the river at a very slow pace letting the breeze blow us.
Going for a hike
Ray discovers something
I told Ray I saved the best seat for him. As he started to sit down, he said thanks, but there’s a turd in the seat. He moved it and said, it looks like a owls pellet and there’s lots of little rodent skulls laying around the ground. As it turned out, there were lots of old pellets and skulls in this area. It’s either a roost area or there’s an owls nest close by that we didn’t spot.
This place was loaded with owl pellets as in lots of them. I’ll have to come back later and see if I can find a nest.
The big rock
Turkey Vultures nest
We sat around for a bit taking it easy than I said to Ray, let’s check the turkey vulture nest to see if it was used this year as last year it was not used, but the other place that was used a short distance away, one of the chicks got ate by otters I think so I expected that maybe they would move back up to this spot and not use the other spot which they did.
I looked in there and didn’t see any chicks, but the place did look like some chicks were here earlier.
Turkey vulture’s egg
After that we headed back down the hill taking another trail back to the river.
Splashing up ahead
I was tired out so when I got home I just did some chair hopping and that was it for me today.