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Friday, January 6, 2017

Lower Wekiva River (From Katie's Landings)

Pileated Woodpecker

Sometimes the better pleasures in life are the simplest ones, like kayaking at your own little piece of paradise. That is what I did today, back to the water at one of my very favorites. Nothing spectacular, nothing out of the ordinary...just chilling. Will go back to that later.


Juvenile Little Blue Heron

This is not the first post from this location that I published here so for information about Put In/ Take Out please check one of the previous posts. You will find a link there with the location of Katie's Landings. Let us go the pics of this short nice paddle...


Pied Billed Grebe in the mist

Belted Kingfisher
 
Little Blue Heron

Anhinga

Anhinga

Limpkin

Limpkin

Gray Cat Bird

Gray Cat bird

Ibis

Turtle

Turkey

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Pileated Woodpecker

Pied Billed Grebe

Green Heron

Juvenile Little Blue Heron

Juvenile Little Blue Heron

This is it. Our first paddle this year. Thanks for checking us and come back for a new post. We will be sharing with you the Views From Our Kayak...Ahhh...Remember that I mentioned "chilling" ?


Chilling in the Wekiva River





Monday, January 2, 2017

Viera Wetlands

Hooded Merganser

This is the last Non Kayaking Post on this blog. Whenever I visit a place like the Orlando Wetlands or the Viera Wetlands will post in the Facebook page, which has a link in the right column. Happy New 2027. See you soon with a post from the water. We will share here the Views From Our Kayak.

Anhinga has lunch!!!!

Crested Caracara


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Weekie Wachee River



Weekie Wachee River

If I ever opened a post on this blog with a non wildlife pic cannot remember. But if there is a place where you can do that is the Weekie Wachee River. As my Cyber Brother in Law says..."This is so beautiful and relaxing". Wildlife wise this paddle trip can also be my worst one ever. But in terms of scenery and beauty the Weekie Wachee River is second to none.

Pied Billed Grebe

Put in / Take Out: Did something I had never done before. Did put in at the Weekie Wachee Springs State Park, went downstream with the current for 5.5 miles to Roger's Park, where my wife picked us after our paddle. There is a $6 fee per boat for launching there. If you want the people in charge can drive you and your boat back to the park. Do not know what the fee is since it is not listed anywhere. Try their web site and see if you have better luck finding it.

Manatee at the Hospital Hole

Did not have a good paddle in terms of wildlife pics. The river was as crowded as it could be with small flotillas going by every ten of fifteen minutes. At one point I have up and decided to reach Roger's Park as soon as I could. Here are the pics...

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Raccoon. This one was a feisty dude. Jumped on a girl's kayak and was ready to do the same on mine until met my paddle.



Anhinga

Missed a deer that was pic friendly until I lifted the camera. Then left the area running. Let us complete this post with scenic pics.







At the Hospital Hole. Manatee surfacing to his left.

This is it for this one. Not a good day but a bad day at the river beats a good day at the office. Thanks for visiting our blog and come back. We will be soon sharing more Views From Our Kayak.

Weekie Wachee River



Thursday, November 10, 2016

Orlando Wetlands Park (NKP)

Bald Eagle at the OWP

Relaxing contact with nature at the Orlando Wetlands Park. Not much to say about this one other that let us go to the pics...

Vintage

Great Egret

Great Egret

Black Bellied Whistling Duck

Moorhen

Young Red Shouldered Hawk

Young Red Shouldered Hawk

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret
Lazy Gator


Tri-Colored Heron

Tri-Colored Heron

Tern

Glossy Ibis

V Formation

Bald Eagle

Black Bellied Whistling Duck

Black Bellied Whistling Duck

Glossy Ibis

Little Bird

Frog

Another Frog

Gator after a little snack. Can you tell?

Coot

Belted Kingfisher

Green Heron

Green Heron

Ibis

Little Blue Heron

Pied Billed Grebe

Glossy Ibis

The Orlando Wetlands Park is located at 25155 Wheeler Rd, Christmas. Thanks for checking us and come back. We will be sharing with you more Views From Our Kayak.


Orlando Wetlands Park scene