Our day kayaking the mighty St Johns River

Iain and Linda brought their cousins from the UK to paddle the St Johns River with us this morning. One celebrating her birthday was the Princess of the day! A flock of Wild Turkeys flew across the river one at a time coming very close to us. In the springs a large Manatee was spotted resting on the bottom. Long-nosed Gar, a living fossil, one of the North America’s oldest were just under our kayaks and we could see them through the clear waters of the spring run. A few Gators were sunning in the Water Lettuce along with several Turtles. In the swamps there were 2 Pileated Woodpeckers playing hide and seek with each other while the White Ibis, Anhingas, Little and Great Blue Herons, Green Herons and Great Egrets all came out to greet us as well. It was a great day to be on the river and a good time was had by all!

Video of the Wild Turkeys flying right over our heads!

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