Monday April 13, 2015 Jenner CA.
The wind was already up when I put my boat in the water at Jenner this morning. I paddled across the river to the little channel at the upper end of Penny Island and pulled in out of the wind to decide which way to go, up or down river.
Winds picking up some more
As I sat there in my boat, the wind picked up some more so I decided to not go down to the river’s mouth as I thought there would be less wind up river, so I headed on up that way.
Walked up to Buzzard Rock
I continued on up the river to muskrat nest beach and sat for awhile, thinking I might walk up to Buzzard rock, just above me and sit and watch for an hour or two.
There’s also a lot of nettles growing fast and one got me in the wrist as I was walking up through the brush. Ouch.
Looks like I’ve located another Turkey vultures nest
As I got to the top of the rock I looked over the side to see if the turkey vulture I had seen here before would fly up from the area just below the rock. I tossed a couple small rocks over the side to see if the vulture would appear.
That means there is another turkey vulture nest up here in addition to the one I discovered last year in a rock about three hundred yards from this rock further up the hill. It’s also possible the vultures are born at this spot and move to the other spot later, so I’ll have to watch and see what develops.
There goes an otter
While I was looking down at the river just below me, I saw a big otter swim by heading towards my boat and I was wondering if it would mess up my boat and the gear I left in it. I’ve seen them mess with people’s boats that are left at docks along the river.
It went into the trees and out of sight, so I wouldn’t know until I got back to my boat.
I sat up there for a couple hours. I could see the wind was up nicely as I headed on back to my boat.
I got back in my boat and started heading back down the river. Oh,……. no otter messes in my boat.
Terns fishing away
Did you spot?
The wind was blowing good now with white caps on the waves. It was stirring up the mud on the bottom of the river making the water brown.
I went on home and puttered around in the yard for the rest of the day.