Sunday October 25, 2015 Jenner CA.
I went on down to Jenner today and being Sunday, the boat ramp was jammed up, but I waited patiently and got my boat in without getting pissed off, just barely.
The cormorants took off, but the harbor seal stayed as that one is likely my best seal buddy who I see often. This is one of the seals that mostly hangs in the river and not with most of the other seals that are down by the river’s mouth area all the time.
Place to myself
I poked around the creek a bit trying to see if I could poke in further than normal with the creek up and just explored around a bit before heading back out and crossing the river to the north side.
Seagull eats flounder
It was eating a six inch flounder. Lots of little two inchish founders come into the estuary in the spring to grow up a bit. Here’s what it looked like as I pushed the gull off it for a bit. Remember, there is a layer of ocean salt water under the fresh river water, so ocean stuff can live down there.
Most of the earlier boaters had left the estuary by now and went on home, so I paddled on down the side of Penny Island where I could see some hawks flying around on the lower end, so I worked my way into the flooded part, pushing through the grasses as the water wasn’t up very high in there yet. I spotted this buck deer near the back. It watched me for awhile until I got nearer, then disappeared into the brush.
I heard a screech and looked up to see these two hawks not far from me. The one in the air landed close by and started preening. A bit earlier I had seen one of them carrying off a coot to the center of the island.
There were a lot of birds resting on the sandy beach and in the water down there. I sat and watched while big waves splashed over the jetty and pounded the coast line, before starting back in for the day. I passed by this brown pelican just taking off.
Way too many pictures
Lots going on today. I had an overload of good pictures, way too many, so I had to drop a lot of them as I try to keep the picture count down to about fourteen, which is sometimes the hardest part of writing this blog, although good pictures our also what makes writing the blog easier. :O)
Most of the boaters had left for the day, as the wind had come up a bit, so I had no problem taking my boat out at the ramp and went on home.
At home I went over to where I need to repair the water pipe that crosses the creek that washed out last winter during a storm and did some measuring so I can get what I need, to do the repairs.
After that, I hit the couch as I was wiped out and that was my day. :O)