Friday July 25, 2014 Jenner CA.
Lots of Birds feeding in the estuary today
I was slow getting it going this morning for some reason, but I did get it going and was down at Jenner around noon. Ray’s truck was in the parking lot, but I never did catch up with him.
Lots of other people in the parking lot and kayakers in the river too. I put my boat in the water and headed down towards the river’s mouth, going along the north side of Penny Island.
The sun was out and there was a light wind. Real nice out.
The river’s mouth area
Paddled into the river’s mouth
I paddled into the river’s mouth a bit, since It was high tide, the water was coming into the river and not going out, so I didn’t have to be concerned with getting sucked out into the ocean.
Birds fishing away
The cormorants seemed to be fishing more than the pelicans. I followed them around and watched them until the cormorants flew off down river a bit to fish and the pelicans moved on up the river towards Paddy’s rock.
A friendly osprey
I paddled across the river to eagle’s landing and just as I was starting past that, an osprey flew out of a tree, likely because I startled it. It only flew a short distance into another tree where it stayed while I paddled under it and took pictures. This one seems to be getting used to me?
I hung around the eagle’s landing area and watched all the different birds feeding and resting in the area.
Resting after a hard days fishing
By now, must of the birds where resting on the shoreline and most of the fishing had stopped. It was going to low tide, so maybe that had something to do with it, or they might just all be full from a days fishing?
I headed on back down the river and was off the water just after five PM and went on home for a nap and didn’t do much the rest of the day.