Wednesday April 30, 2014 Jenner CA.
A gorgeous day at Jenner
I was down at Jenner this morning about 10:30. I headed on down to the river’s mouth area right away. The wind was down and the sun was out, but you never know when the wind might come up, so I thought I’d do the mouth area first as it can get the windiest.
The Pacific Ocean
I don’t usually go to shore near the mouth area very often, but today, I thought I’d go to shore and check it out.
I walked over to the Pacific ocean and looked back towards the river’s mouth and the jetty, which is just to the left of the rocks in the middle of the picture.That’ Goat rock out there to the right. Nice day. The water you see from left to right is the river spilling into the ocean, not much of it right now.
I ran into Steve down there, so I joined him and we put back in the water and spent some time just watching in front of the river’s mouth area.
After awhile we headed up the river to Penny Island where I spotted these swallows getting some mud to build their nests. They were constantly in motion, they’d touch down just for an instant then be back in the air again, moving almost like they were one.
There were some terns resting on the west end of the island.
We slowly worked our way up the river, taking the back channel of Penny Island, on up past Otter’s log and then we crossed the river to the north side, just before getting to Paddy’s rock.
Stopped to check out the Bovinosarous pasture
We put ashore here just to check out the nice green pasture. Now, this is the pasture of the big ol Bovinosarous, so we had to be real careful we didn’t get attacked.
We carefully walked up into the pasture and looked around and lucky for us, those bovinosarous could be seen way down on the other end of the pasture and hadn’t noticed we were in their spot.
We left there and headed up to Rat Nest beach were we spent some time before turning around and heading back towards Jenner.
Fighting Mallard ducks
We pulled into the little channel at the east end of Penny Island for a break. While we were sitting there a male mallard duck flew in and attacked another male with a female. They scuffled and splashed and eventually, the female just up and flew away with the duck that attacked.
I left Steve in the channel and went on in for the day tired out from a real nice day.