Monday November3,2014 Jenner CA.
I was down at Jenner at ten thirty this morning putting my boat in the water, I thought.
I was thinking Ray would show up, so I waited across the river by the island, but he didn’t show, so I headed on up the river towards Paddy’s rock, where the coots and the coyote were yesterday.
Unusually cool this morning
Not as many coots today
I paddled on over to Paddy’s rock and noticed there weren’t as many coots around today and I didn’t spot the coyote in it’s regular spot either. But the sun was warming things up as I looked across the river towards Eagle’s landing.
Ray shows up
Around what I thought was eleven thirty I saw Ray’s truck go by so I knew he would be up this way soon, so I headed down the north river bank looking for birds and maybe the coyote along the shoreline.
And the coyote shows up too
We checked the trees along the river as we paddled along, but didn’t see the coyote again.
Headed up the river to Seal Haven
We decided to continue up the river to Seal Haven.
Along the way, I spotted this little grebe with some kind of a fish or ell. Maybe a snakefish, which the biologist had showed me were in the estuary when they caught some in their nets. It has a hard time getting these down, or maybe it’s just trying to kill it before it swallows it?
We checked out the Willow Creek area
I seemed to have missed the time change
While we were sitting there shooting the bull, Ray said I must have gotten here early this morning as he got here early too, around ten thirty. Huh, I saw you arrive around eleven thirty. He said, didn’t you set your clock back, you must have gotten here real early.
When we left that spot, we paddled down the south side of the river at our slow pace.
More coots at Penny Island
When we got back to the little channel on the east end of Penny Island there were a bunch of coots there. We watched as they swam down to this spot, then spooked and headed back to the right. Something spooked them. What.
And otter spooks the coots
I paddled over by the bushes to see if I could see anything that might have frightened them and at first saw nothing, but then an otter popped up for just a short time and dove and was gone.
We continued across the river to the boat ramp and went on home for the day.
I worked on my car heater fan problem, but didn’t have any luck getting it going, so went on in for a nap.
Another nice day.