Monthly Archives: January 2016

Silver River – January 1, 2016

Starting the year off right with a YakPak paddle on the Silver River.  Out there early and no one else on the River.  We paddled from the State Park launch down to Ray Wayside a little over 5 miles.  Nice, easy launch and take out at both ends.  Too bad the concessionaire at the State Park does not offer a shuttle service because the people who rent are then limited to seeing only the upper 2 miles or so before they have to turn around and paddle back.  Totally different birds on the lower half of the river – more herons and ducks.  Plus a better chance of seeing monkeys.

Young gator - about 5 feet - catching some rays.

Young gator – about 5 feet – catching some rays.

American White Ibis strutting her stuff

American White Ibis strutting her stuff

 

A little Rhesus macaque peeking at me.

A little Rhesus macaque peeking at me.

Little Rhesus macaque chowing down

Little Rhesus macaque chowing down

Green Heron slightly ruffled at my presence.

Green Heron slightly ruffled at my presence.

Great Blue Heron among the stream-side vegetation

Great Blue Heron among the stream-side vegetation