Thursday March 5, 2015 Jenner CA.
Russian River overlook
It was sunny and warm when I drove into Jenner this morning, so I drove on down to the river overlook to have a look.
There was a lady there who I knew from seeing her working at the visitor center and a guy there who I was talking with when this little bird came hopping almost under our feet. I think it’s some kind of little sparrow?
Paddling around the estuary
I left and went to the boat ramp and put my boat in the water and paddled across to Penny island and started on up the river where I ran into these two seagulls. The wind wasn’t blowing, so I thought it was odd that the feathers were so out of place. I think they must be in a molt?
I made it up to the muskrat nest beach area where I sat around for awhile, then crossed the river to check out the bird life on that side.
I worked my way down the shoreline until I got to the end of where the grass is and crossed back over the river again to go down the island back channel. As I was going down the back channel these two ducks came into view. I hadn’t seen this type of duck down here before. They turned out to be cinnamon teals. Two males I think.
Lots of cormorants
I hung around the mouth area for a bit before starting in for the day. I saw this lone bird sitting on this rock. I was just paddling along and ran into this bird that just stayed there even though I was real close to it. It reminded me of one of the pipers? It never did fly off and I left it there and continued on in for the day.
That was the second bird today that I got real close to, the sparrow was the first one.
Home for the day
I pulled into the boat ramp and put my boat on the car and went on home for the day.
I had something to eat and was puttering in the yard when my brother Tom came by and wanted to pull this tractor into the yard to find out why it wouldn’t start. It’s a Ford 1953 Golden Jubilee model.
Testing for spark
I showed him how to test for spark at the coil and determined the points were bad. He took the points out and I filed them clean and tested them and they were good, so he installed them. We now had spark. He had to leave so we didn’t get it started yet.
Finished mulching the berry patch
Another real nice spring day.