Wednesday September 25, 2019 Jenner CA.
Pelican Sorta day
I put my boat in at Jenner around noon and headed down towards the river’s mouth stopping behind this big stump to have a look around. I could see some brown pelicans starting to come in and land just down the river in front of me. Nice day with the wind down too.
I paddled on past the stump and more pelicans were landing near me.
They seemed to be fishing a little and bathing and preening too.
As I continued to paddle on by those pelicans more landed up ahead of me and I would need to paddle on through them to get to the mouth in back of them.
Some of them were just taking it easy getting some sun and enjoying the day.
I sat in this spot on the bottom end of Penny Island and watched the goings on for awhile.
These guys came flouting by checking me out.
Pelicans took off
They all took off so I started my paddle across the river to the river’s mouth by the ocean up ahead.
Ha, they were all down at the mouth area, lots of them. The most I’ve ever seen down here. The shore is covered with them.
The mouth was open and the ocean was rough. It was making a lot of noise as the waves pounded the beach.
Lots of critters resting by the open mouth on the left, looking out into the ocean.
Here’s another view of the critters at the mouth.
Headed up river
I hung around the mouth area for a good while then turned and started back up the river going by here, more pelicans.
I paddled on up the island’s back channel along here, no pelicans.
The biologists were working today and they were coming back to the boat ramp after a hard days work taking samples on the river.
I had to paddle through these pelicans to get to the boat ramp but I waited for some more biologists to get their boat out of the water and out of the way before I did.
By far that is the most brown pelicans I’ve ever seen down here. There seems to be getting more and more every year.
Once I got back home I was feeling like a nap so that’s what I did and that was pretty much my day
.Nice day mingling with the pelicans.
Look at all those pelicans!! That is crazy! You have a beautiful opportunity to see such awesome critters. pelicans and harbor seals love that area. I wonder what critter they think you are? :)