Tuesday October 6, 2015 Jenner CA.
Salmon are running
As I launched my boat this morning at Jenner, I was keeping an eye open for any seals eating big fish in front of the visitor center, but didn’t see any. I paddled across the river to Penny Island watching for seagulls sitting on the water as they can be a sign the seals are eating a big fish. I saw a couple seagulls and watched them for a bit, but I didn’t see any seals with big fish, so headed down along the island where I went by this little pie billed grebe.
I think that’s an eagle down there
As I looked down along the shore of the island I thought there might be a bald headed eagle sitting on a limb out in the water, but I couldn’t quite make it out, so I paddled on down that way until I could make it out. I know to get a picture as soon as I see something just in case it moves in the next instant and that’s just what happened. I shot a couple of pictures and then moved closer and the bird took off. Here’s the eagle just before it took off.
River’s mouth is open
Seals chewing up some salmon
After awhile I headed back over to the lower end of Penny island when I noticed a seagull sitting in the water so I paddled a bit closer and sat and watched and waited to see if a harbor seal was going to pop up eating a big fish. The seals do most of their eating under the water.
Jets and smoke
More chowing down on salmon
Checking water levels on some wells
I went on home early today as I wanted to check the water level on some of the water wells around the properties to see what the water is doing. Our new well is dry, so I was interested to see how the level of it compared to some of he other wells. I was surprised to find all the wells water levels all about at the same level, twenty nine feet.
That might be an important finding as it indicates there might still be water coming into our dry well. If the pump was a bit deeper, it might still pump some water, so I checked out what I need to do to put the pump a bit deeper as it just might make a difference. Tomorrow I will put the pump back in the hole and put it all the way to the bottom of the well, about another nine feet, so that might help. Either way, it will tell me if there is still water coming into the hole or not.
That about wrapped up my day for another good one.