|Red Shouldered Hawk|
Put In / Take Out: Chassahowitzka Campground: 8600 W. Miss Maggie Drive, Homosassa. The cost is $5 per vehicle. I am glad this information is included in this blog. It worked fine for us.
|Little Blue Heron|
|Tri Colored Heron|
Here are more pics of what we saw at The Chaz. We missed a pic of three Swallow Tail Kites, which are back to our area.
|Great Blue Heron|
Did You Know That? (From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology site) The Horned Grebe regularly eats some of its own feathers, enough that its stomach usually contains a matted plug of them. This plug may function as a filter or may hold fish bones in the stomach until they can be digested. The parents even feed feathers to their chicks to get the plug started early.
A sleeping or resting Horned Grebe puts its neck on its back with its head off to one side and facing forward. It keeps one foot tucked up under a wing and uses the other one to maneuver in the water. Having one foot up under a wing makes it float with one "high" side and one "low" side.
A Horned Grebe courtship display involves a pair racing vertically across the water side by side with wings partly open and grasses or weeds held on their bills. Because Horned Grebes require a running start in open water to take flight, they may become trapped if surface water freezes rapidly overnight. Well, in Florida they do not have that problem.
|Osprey, and yes, it is going vertical|
And that is all for this one. Not the best kayaking trip but tried to make the most of it. Here is the link, The Chaz, to the Photobucket album. I still to have download the pics from this trip but will do it this week. Thanks for reading and hope to see you next week on another Views From Our Kayak.