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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lower Wekiva River - From Katie's Landings

Barred Owl

Had my shortest paddle ever today at the Lower Wekiva River...less than two hours. But short does not mean boring, or bad. In my opinion a good one. This one will be different and short as do not have many pics. Maybe you will like it better like that.

Bald Eagles at the North end of the Hwy 417 bridge over Lake Jesup

Put In / Take Out: Please check previous post about Lower Wekiva River and Katie's Landings for information about location and fees. Or if you have questions leave me a message.


My day did not start well. The plan was to go to Blue Spring but that did not work. Long story but that is not important now. Bottom line, arrived at Katie's around 8 AM and left by 10:30. Did not spend too much time in the water as had a softball game with co-workers at 12:30. Kayaking and playing some ball...two of my favorite activities. OK...enough...Here are the pics of what I saw in the two hours at the Lower Wekiva River...

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Green Heron

Green Heron

Juvenile Ibis



Great Blue Heron

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Pileated Woodpecker

Little Gator

Little Blue Heron

Juvenile Little Blue Heron

Juvie Little Blue Heron

And two more from on my way to Katie's this morning...

HWY 417 Lake Jesup Bridge Bald Eagles

A Red Tailed Hawk or maybe a young Red Shouldered Hawk

And this is it for this one. Maybe not what you were expecting but, was not a normal day at the Lower Wekiva River. I think that for the time spent there, it was not bad. Will post a few more pics in the Facebook page so this is an invitation if you wish to check it.  Thanks for coming and hope you come back for the next Views From Our Kayak.

Bald Eagles at Hwy 417


  1. We prefer MORE pictures! I was there today (Sunday) Nice how the paddle to the backside is clear of all the plants that sometimes block it. For now.

    1. That is correct. I was going to mention that on the post but it slipped my mind. Glad you brought it.