Monthly Archives: October 2017

Silver River – October 4, 2017

A quick morning paddle on the Silver yesterday to introduce her to a couple of new kayaking friends and provide me with a bit of stress reduction.

The water is still high but has dropped a couple of feet since Irma hit Sept. 10. Overcast and quite windy which may explain why we saw no monkeys and very few birds. But lots of gators, including one mama gator with a bunch of little ones sunning on a log.

Coasting down the Silver near the head spring

Coasting down the Silver near the head spring

Florida Cooter sunning on a log

Florida Cooter sunning on a log

Little Blue Heron

Mature Little Blue Heron

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant – love their turquoise eyes

Gator taking a snooze

Gator taking a snooze

Pickeralweed

Pickeralweed closeup

Cormorant and Cooter

Cormorant and Cooter sitting on a log

Mama Gator and babies

Mama Gator with babies strung out on the log behind her

Young Tri-colored Heron

Young Tri-colored Heron

Limpkin

Limpkin – must be Apple Snails in the river!