Seminole County's Big Blue Sky Kayak Tour January 25, 2015
The middle Wekiva River is running quite clear these day with the clutches of Winter upon us and the Eelgrass is just starting to bloom. There is a hint of Spring as the trees along the river start to bud out with seeds and new growth. There were Red-shouldered Hawks galore today and we got to see 4 Limpkins. What a loud, wild sound they make, it's a comical cluck. The Pied-billed Grebes, Great Blue and Little Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Moorhens were moving along on the river hunting for a meal and we also got to see American Coots, Tri-colored Herons, Snowy Egrets, Ospreys, Cormorants and Anhingas. We spotted a good sized Alligator sunning on a log and there were lots of Yellow and Red-bellied River Cooter Turtles out sunning too. It was 66 degrees, big blue sky and with a nice cool breeze, it was heaven!