|Brown pelican 1|
|Great egret 2|
I headed north, into the wind and waves.
|White pelican 5|
|Low water level, as you can see. To low to enter Shipyard Island, so I kept paddling north, out of the Seashore. |
More white pelicans. The poles mark oyster beds. This is across from the cove at Bethune Park where I often see manatees. None today, water too cold. I began the return paddle.
|Hooded merganser 6. I think the males, with the white head are making a first appearance on Dave's Yak Tales. At least from the yak. I may have a pic somewhere from Black Point Wildlife Drive.|
|Belted kingfisher 7|
I took a look at the entrance to the Shipyard Island trail. Still to shallow. Paddled across the Lagoon to Turtle Mound. Walked to the top.
Wild oranges on Turtle Mound.
Back in the kayak.
I came upon a feeding frenzy. Great egrets, gulls, wood stork, ducks. Surely a dolphin or two would join in.
Nope. A juvenile bald eagle, head and tail still brown, flew overhead.
|Wood stork 8|
I paddled to just past the Eldora House.
Landed just after 1:30
Walked the Eldora Hammock Trail.