Friday May 7, 2021 Monte Rio CA.
Not a good start
I had a light headache most of the day, sorta like a light hangover so I just couldn’t get it going after taking care of the chicken’s needs.
I’d go outside but was soon back in the house and napping and that was what I did most of the day.
After a cup of coffee around 5 I was feeling a bit better and was thinking it’d be a good day to go down to Monte Rio for an evening paddle as I haven’t done that in quite some time.
I left the house about 6 and headed to Monte Rio about a 15 minute drive down the river from my place.
This is peculiar
I was sitting in my boat under this branch when this turkey vulture flew in and landed about twenty feet from me. Nothing to eat there. Sometimes I think they know me from being around them a lot on the river and I’ve been to several of their nests in the past so I always wonder when they get close to me as it’s not something they normally do with people. From my experience with these birds I think they may be the most intelligent of all the birds and maybe even more than we are and that’s from watching them for a good many years. There’s more later. Note it’s head is black and not red like the next one.
Sitting at Villa Grande Hole
I pulled into the Villa Grande Hole where I was to sit for about an hour watching things like this osprey nest. I could hear some birds in the nest but I never did see those ones. But as I watched, another one flew into a close by tree with a small fish and screeching.
It happens again
As I worked my way up the river I had to go right by this great blue heron as that was where the water was deep enough for me to get through. It didn’t fly off but moved a little bit squawking loudly.
Monte Rio bridge
That was fun. I should do that more often just to do things a bit different once in awhile.