Kayaking with the Wildlife of Volusia County, Florida January 19, 2015

Paddling on the St Johns River this time of year is awesome. There is so much wildlife to see. The Great Blue Herons are nesting while the Wild Turkeys are pecking around on the island. Today we got to see a Glossy Ibis which is a rare sight for these inland waterways. The Great Egrets, American Coots, Snowy Egrets, White Ibis, Anhingas, Little Blue Herons and Cormorants were all out preening and feeding. Momma Gator was sunning, the Osprey was flying around spying for fish and the Red-shouldered Hawk was calling for a mate. As we headed toward the Spring Run the Manatees were in sight and we got to see a few out in the river munching on lunch as well. The adventure in Snake Creek is like paddling a completely different river. Narrow with Alligator Flag lining the banks, we got to see the Barred Owl, a few more little Gators and all along the way the river was dotted with sunning Turtles. There is never a dull moment on the river!  

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