Monday May 17, 2021 Monte Rio CA.
More chicks hatched out
With new chicks I had to check on them throughout the day to make sure they were all ok and not stuck somewhere they shouldn’t be. I put more feed out for the little guys to get them started eating.
Between caring for the chickens I did some more work on the old well removing sediment and a bit of chair hopping too.
My cherries are starting to get ripe so I got the ladder out to make it easier to get to them. The wild birds are starting to work them over.
Evening paddle at Monte Rio
Late in the afternoon I was thinking of going somewhere for a paddle so around 5 I headed down to Monte Rio and put my boat in the water.
I paddled up under this bridge thinking I might head up river.
Up river looks real nice but I changed my mind and headed down river instead turning around here.
I passed by this green heron and spooked it and it took off.
The sun was going behind some of the hills but there still was some sun when I was in the right places.
Good sitting spot
I made it down to Villa Grande Hole and sat and watched for awhile.
This mallard duck swim by with her new little ones.
Boarded by a duck
And this pair of mallard ducks swim up to me real close.
I was surprised when the female jumped up on my boat to see what was going on like she owned the place.
She had a look around and then jumped back in the water.
The male mallard duck as they swam off.
Headed back up river to Monte Rio
After about an hour sitting there I started back up the river stopping in this spot for a bit almost back to Monte Rio. The sun is about to go down in the west.
I’d seen this bird fly into the trees up ahead so I paddled on over there and it turned out to be a great blue heron doing some scratching.
It looks like an old male and it didn’t fly off as I passed on by.
Back on the boat ramp I put my boat on the car and went on home.
First thing I did was check on the new chicks which seemed to be doing ok as they were all in their nest boxes. I did note one of the nest boxes was empty as the hen and the little ones had moved in with one of the other nesting birds. I looked and hey seemed to doing doing ok together.
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