Rainbow River – April 18, 2015

Martha on the Rainbow River

Martha on the Rainbow River

A nice little morning paddle on the Rainbow River today.  I took my friend Martha out there for her to try out different paddles and practice strokes.  Martha is 79 and is getting into kayaking.  I hope I can still paddle at 79!  

 

 

 

Lots of people – paddlers and tubers – out on the river on Saturdays, enjoying the cool water and warm sun, so fewer animal pics.  Wood Ducks with babies, Ibis, cooters sunning, Anhinga, etc.  And a bunch of swamp roses along Gissy Spring run.

Male Wood Duck

Male Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Male and female Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Male and female Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)

Wood Duck baby

Wood Duck baby

Wood Duck babies

Wood Duck babies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooters hanging out at the head spring

Cooters hanging out at the head spring

Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) found along Gissy Spring run

Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris) found along Gissy Spring run