Friday November 20, 2020 Jenner CA.
I took care of the chickens and let them out and headed for Jenner to kayak for a few hours.
I was just about to put in and I said he’s looking pretty good health wise which set him off again as he has a lot of health problems he’s been dealing with. He’s a tough guy and amazes me he’s still around.
Where’s the harbor seals
I finally just put my boat in the water and pushed off and paddled across the river to Penny Island and decided to go down by the river’s open mouth as I was curious if the harbor seals where coming back or not as there weren’t near as many birds here now.
I paddled on by the egret and noticed some turkey vultures eating something on the island. I couldn’t make out what they were eating but I remembered there was a dead seal here last week so they were likely finishing it off. Yummy stuff, yuck.
I could see down by the river’s open mouth. I could see some birds down that way, mostly gulls with only a few pelicans. I couldn’t see any seals from here but I was too far off to see them as they blend in with the sandy beach well from a distance.
Better for the big fish
So it looks like indeed too many noisy pelicans displace the seals. So I’ll keep watching and see if the seal population returns in a short time or what. It’s better with less seals at the mouth for the big fish that are now coming in to spawn up the river with less seals eating them.
I made it to the top end of the island and pulled in behind this old redwood log and sat for about a half hour thinking should I paddle up river further or just sit here and look upriver. I sat and looked. I don’t really have to paddle anywhere down here because I’m already there. :O)
From there I continued on around the island completing the loop from where I started earlier and then crossed over the river to the boat ramp and loaded up and went on home.
My chickens were already in the roost when I got home so I closed them up and that was my day.