Saturday February 20, 2016 Jenner CA.
Nice day for a paddle
Osprey with a fish
Just missed the frenzy
I didn’t realize it right away, but after I saw some more of the birds sitting around the area, I realized I just missed a big feeding frenzy. The cormorants, osprey and great blue herons get together and do a hunt on the fish. This time the seals also joined them. They swim around and herd the fish into a big school and when things are just right, everything attacks the fish and then the fish usually escape and it’s over. I witnessed this twice up in the Monte Rio area, but here, I figure I just missed it.
Lots of great blue herons
Now, I’ll show you some of the great blue herons hanging around.
I continued paddling down along the shoreline looking for birds.
I paddled down the river along Penny Island when I saw Ken just pulling into his boat house with his row boat so I went over to shoot the bull for a bit. As I was chatting with him, this osprey came screeching in and landed in the tree just above us.
River’s open mouth area
I paddled past the open mouth and continued on down to the very end of the river and sat around enjoying the sun.
Man those sea lions bark loud
I paddled over in front of the open mouth area to have a look. There was a lot of barking going on. This one sea lion about in the middle of the picture was barking loudly for some reason. They sure do have a loud bark.
The day was getting late, so I headed on in for the day and went on home and that was my day.