Great paddle on the Silver River today for the Florida Trail Association. We always love the Silver because of the abundant and varied bird life. Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron, American White Ibis, Anhinga and Double-crested Cormorants are pretty standard.
Today we also saw Wood Stork, Limpkin, Green Heron and an immature Black-crowned Night Heron. Also several gators in the 4-foot to 6-foot range and loads of Florida Cooters and a few Red-bellied turtles out basking in the 80 degree sunshine. And the water in the head spring was so clear today we could easily see the Greek god statues on the bottom!