Wednesday April 21, 2021 Jenner CA.
Paddle day at Jenner
There was some high fog as I put my boat in the water today at Jenner but at least the wind was down. I paddled across the river to Penny Island and sat here for a bit to determine which way to go today, up or down river.
Wild turkey noises
Turkey vulture’s nest
There’s an old turkey vulture nest at the bottom of that big rock that I was going to hike up to, to see if there were any new baby turkey vultures there.
I did see some turkey vultures hanging around near the nest so I think there were some baby vultures there. The vultures were concerned about the wild turkeys being so close. This one in the trees was very close to where the nest was.
I watched them to see what they might do for almost an hour when some mallard ducks came in and tried to land on the rocks and they did. Here’s one of the mallard ducks. The hens took off when they landed.
I never did figure out what the turkeys were doing but I suspect some kind of mating going on.
Headed down river to the mouth
Closed river mouth
The ocean was rough and pounding the rocks on the old jetty. The rough ocean piles sand up on the beach and closes the mouth into the ocean making a dam which slowly backs the river up raising it’s water level.
It was heavy and made out of aluminum and had 1000M stamped on it. I think it was some kind of deep water flout for a deep fishing net that came into the river from the ocean.
It wasn’t far to the boat ramp from there where I took my boat out and loaded up the car and went on home for the day.