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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lower Wekiva River - Katie's Landings to Blackwater Creek

Pileated Woodpecker

Back to the water!!!! After a short hiatus decided to kayak today. It was a disappointing start since my wife told she was not coming at the last moment. Anyways...had a heck of a day at one of my favorites. 

Put In/ Take Out: Katie's Landings in Sanford. The cost is $3.00 per vehicle, honor system. For specific information please check previous posts about this location.

Little Blue Heron

Tonight most of you will be happy since will not have read the details of this trip. I am just going to say that the Wekiva is pristine, not too fast, no too slow, and the conditions were perfect. Not too many people in the river. Without more delay will show you the wildlife I saw today in the Lower Wekiva River. They are in the same order I took them, except the last pic, and please excuse me: Really tired and am downloading the pics one by one from another website.


Green Heron

Great Egret

Green Heron caught breakfast


Red Shouldered Hawk

Juvenile Little Blue Heron

Juvenile Little Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

 Great Blue Heron's Heisman pose


Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Adult and juvenile Moorhens

River otter...not a great pic but is the first one in a while


Eastern Phoebe...they are ruling the river

Eastern Phoebe

Little gator

The following is a sequence of a gator going into the water as it sensed me paddling down river...

Sunning in the river bank

Here comes this guy in this little green kayak...I am out of here...

He is going down...

and down he goes...

Then just before arriving to the confluence of the Wekiva River with Blackwater Creek...

Wood Stork

Wood Stork

Wood Stork


Odd couple

Then at Blackwater Creek. Not too many pics chances since did not stay too long, maybe 10 minutes at the most.

Great Egrets

Blackwater Creek...that was my turn around spot

Now on my way up river...

Another little gator

and another Juvenile Little Blue Heron

Mean...Is not it?

Not really

Now...this one was bigger


Turtles...See the teeth marks on the one on the right?


Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Red Bellied Woodpecker. This one was at Katie's Landings

And that is it for this one. Sorry about lack of descriptions. It was a long day and it became worst with this Blogger thing about not having more room for pics storage. Do not know if it is a coincidence but the same thing happened to Octohawk, who also has a blog (Pejorative Jinx). Check it out. She is a really good writer.Thanks for reading and hope you come back later this week. We will share more Views From Our Kayak.

Lower Wekiva River scene

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