Thursday November 5, 2020 Jenner CA.
It looked like the wind would be down today at Jenner so I headed out around noon.
River’s mouth area
Where’s the harbor seals
I was looking for the harbor seals as there’s usually over 200 of them down here but I didn’t see any.
Dawned on me
It’s not the forest fires
OK so why have most of the seals left. I noticed most of them were gone about the time all the forest fires started but that’s not the reason they have gone, no sir.
The reason they left
Most of my pictures today showed why they have left. They usually feed out in the ocean in the morning and come back here to rest and digest for the rest of the day, but.
How can one rest with all these birds taking things over and spooking into the air on occasion. Not a peaceful place to rest anymore and not much room to do it.
It’s interesting, people have been trying to protect the seals for a long time fr0m people but in the end, it’s mother nature that upset the cart.
I can see a lot of pluses for the big spawning fish that come into the river with less seals at the mouth. And I can see a lot of birds eating the smaller fish trying to get to the ocean and that many birds poo will certainly change the nutrients for good or bad in the estuary.
Anyway it was a nice day paddling. I loaded my boat on the car and went on home.
Since it’s getting dark early all the chickens were already on the roost for the night so I closed them in.
Then I got some fire wood and started the wood stove to warm the house up. It isn’t that cold so I just made a small fire to take the chill off the house.
And that was my day.