Blue Turtle Cruising

Kayaking Estero Bay

A Tricolored Heron sittin' pretty
A Tricolored Heron sittin’ pretty

Since Blue Turtle is still on the hard, Randy, Corey and I got to launch our kayaks out of Week’s Fish Camp again. This time, we had some very windy weather so we couldn’t cross the bay to Lover’s Key, so we decided to paddle south and stay along the mangroves for protection. I was lucky enough to come along a Tricolored Heron who was patient and trusting enough to let me shoot roughly 150 photos of it. I had my anchor and would pull it up and re-anchor to get a better view or a different angle. There were, of course, the usual suspects of birds within the boat launch (a Great Egret, Blue Heron and Snow Egret). Corey was equally lucky catching bait fish in his cast net and scoring a Spotted Sea Trout.

An aquatic boy with his souped up kayak
An aquatic boy with his souped up kayak
Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron
Tricolored Heron
Randy helping Corey with his catch
Randy helping Corey with his catch
Corey holding his Sea Trout
Corey holding his Sea Trout
Corey throws a nice pancake cast
Corey throws a nice pancake cast
A Snow Egret with  a snack
A Snow Egret with a snack
A Snow Egret with  a snack
A Snow Egret with a snack
Snow Egret on the dock
Snow Egret on the dock at Week’s
Snowy Egret
Snowy Egret
Osprey returns to it's nest
Osprey returns to it’s nest
Osprey wing span
Osprey wing span
Corey decides to paddle his kayak upside down
Corey decides to paddle his kayak upside down

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