Brown Pelicans, Sea Lions, Eagles, River Otters and Lots of Fog With a Bit of Sun Too

Friday October 21, 2016 Jenner CA.

Fog greeted me

It was real foggy at Jenner this morning as I put my boat in the water. I paddled across the river to Penny Island and decided to go up river as there seemed to be less fog up that way.

This was what it looked like as I started up the river along Penny Island.fog

 

I paddled on by this great blue heron fishing, but didn’t see it catch anything.heron

 

The fog was moving around a lot, in and out as I paddled along.fogheron

 

I paddled by these cormorants sitting on this old redwood log.cors

 

River otters show up

Some river otters swim up near me. It turned out there were about a dozen of them.otters

 

This one checked me out before disappearing in the water.otter

 

I watched as the bunch of them headed into the brush, likely to evade me and have a bit of a nap.

The fog was moving in and out as I paddled along and stopped by these logs to watch and take a break.upfog

 

Big splash

Something made a big splash in front of me, but I didn’t see what so I watched.splash

 

It turned out to be this sea lion fishing away. They sure move fast.sealion

 

Brown pelicans everywhere

There were lots of brown pelicans flying around looking for fish to dive on.birdsfly

 

Eagles but no pics

I saw a couple of bald headed eagles fly by high in the sky. I watched as they landed on the grassy hillside across from me for a bit before taking off again.

I could see the fog was starting to clear some down river by the mouth, so I started back down the river. These geese where resting on the upper end of Penny Island.geese

 

Nice day eh

As I said the fog cleared out for the moment as I paddled along the island’s edge.river

 

There were plenty of pelicans flying around in the sky looking for fish, most everywhere I paddled today.pelfly

 

Sea lion pod

Some of the fog moved back in for a bit and I saw this weird looking group so I went over to see what it was. It turned out to be some sea lions taking a break. I think there are about four of them showing. They cluster in this pod formation when they rest, or maybe even sleep?lions

 

River’s mouth opened up nicely during the night

The ocean was going to high tide and it was a bit rough as I checked out the recently opened river’s mouth. It opened all the way sometime last night after they breeched it yesterday.mouth

 

Watching the pelicans fish

After spending some time down in front of the open mouth, I headed back up the river. I was watching the pelicans fish.birds

 

The pelicans were fishing around me as I paddled along headed back to the boat ramp.pels

 

Here the pelicans were diving for fish right in front of me.pelfish

 

Most of the fog was gone and the sun was out with low wind as I headed in for the day and went on home.

I didn’t do much when I got home, mostly just took it easy for the rest of the day.

Nice day on the water.

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