Wednesday July 2, 2014 Jenner CA.
First, no birds, then things changed
I put in the water today and headed on up the river at a leisurely pace, stopping often of course.
There didn’t seem to be many birds around in this area today for some reason. I continued on up the river to dead deer gulch where I rested a spell before turning back down the river.
A walk to check out the berries at swamp rock trail
I had in mind to take a little walk and look for some berries to eat. Most of the berries were past their prime, but I did find a few to eat.
I ate some berries, but didn’t get filled up on them. I thought about going to shore on Penny Island and look for some more. On the way, I spied these merganser ducks taking a rest from fishing on the east end of Penny island.
I forgot about going to Penny Island as I headed down the back channel to the west end of the island.
A flock of these little birds I call buddy birds, as they like to rest and sleep right near my boat, flew by and landed close by. Here is one of these little guys. I think they may be called Least Sandpipers.
A commenter says they are Western Pipers, not Least Pipers. I’m good with that, maybe I’ll stick with buddy birds. :O)
White pelicans are back
River’s mouth is wide open and deep
More white pelicans had arrived since I was last here.
I slowly worked my way over to the take out ramp where I loaded up and went on home for something to eat and a nap.
The day started out with almost no bird sightings, then changed completely with lots of birds everywhere. Each day is different down in the estuary.
Nice day paddling around Jenner with just a light breeze and sunny too.