Silver River – January 18, 2015

Florida Trail paddle on the Silver River.   We put in at the Silver Springs State Park launch and took out at Ray Wayside County Park, doing our own shuttle.

It was a rather chilly day with most of us bundled up, but we had fun.   We saw a lot of birds hunkered down from the cold one gator was out.  As the day warmed up there were more turtles coming out to sun.  But no monkeys today.

Checking out the head spring on a Chilly January morning.

Checking out the head spring on a Chilly January morning.

A little gator - about 4 feet - in the weeds

A little gator – about 4 feet – in the weeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immature Little Blue Heron. They turn blue after 2 years.

Immature Little Blue Heron. They turn blue after 2 years.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Wood Storks hunkered down in the cold.

Wood Storks hunkered down in the cold.