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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Return to Haulover Canal

Manatee Mating Herd at Bairs Cove

Today was the day. My wife told me she wanted to come with me but she asked specifically to go to Haulover Canal, where I was last weekend. Did not have any problems accepting her request. She loves that place and so do I. Was not an ideal day but the company was good and we had a good time. I will keep this one short and mostly pics.

Dolphin

Put In / Take Out: Please check this link for Put In and Take Out information.


Typical manatee sighting at Bairs Cove

We headed straight from the Put In to Mullet Head Island. Did circle it once and here are the pics from that leg of the trip...

Cormorants flanking a Brown Pelican

Cormorant feeds a young one

Reddish Egret

Spoonie

Spoonies and Snowy Egret

Young Ibis

Young Ibis

Ibis and Reddish Egret

Great Blue Heron

Laughing Gull

Reddish Egrets

Spoonies

Ibis

I believe those are young Snowy Egrets

Spoonie (adult)

Spoonie

Spoonie

Brown Pelican (young)

Young Tri Colored Heron

Brown Pelican Rookery

Cormorants
 
Brown Pelicans & chicks

Great Blue Heron

Reddish Egret

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

Spoonie

Brown Pelicans Rookery

  
Ibis

Gulls

From Mullet Head Island to the canal area kayaking at Dolphin Cove, where a dolphin did not disappoint and was there for our delight. Here are are views from Mullet Head Island to Dolphin Cove...

Little Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

And here is our star... 

Hunting

If  you look carefully will see the little fish in air and the dolphin at the surface edge

Dolphin hunting near our kayak

That was a little too close to the action. Somehow we ended up dry

Dolphin

Dolphin

Dolphin

Dolphin

From Dolphin Cove to Bairs Cove, where the manatees were busy preserving the specie. We put a video on Facebook but here are the pics...


Crab

Crab


Mating manatees


Bairs Cove manatee

Splash!!!!!

Manatees

Manatees

Manatee

Manatee

Manatee

Manatee

Manatees

A kayak comes a little too close to the action. Nothing happened as the manatees went under

And this is it for this one. We already placed a video on Facebook and will put another where you will be able to hear the dolphin vocalizing. If it is true visibility is not good is pretty cool to hear it. Thanks for coming and hope you come back for our next trip. We will share with you the Views From Our Kayak.


Haulover Canal experience


2 comments:

  1. Just wonderful. That pic of the dolphin and the fish, amazing! Love reading your blog.

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